I lead IS for my organization and the other day we found out a competitor stole all of the Copy Text from our corporate site and pasted it nearly verbatim to their own (the only changes were to reflect their company name, rather than ours).
I've been under the impression that once you do the task of writing something, you own it, and all the rights associated therein. I'd had a similar discussion with my editor at my publishing house and this was the impression I walked away with.
Our CEO is taking the steps with his lawyers to execute an official copyright to further protect our intellectual property, but given that we currently do not have a registered copyright for the Copy Text on the site, can we still enforce a DMCA (the lawyers have also been asked to execute a DMCA take-down notice as well)?
If there is a better SE site for this, please point me in the right direction rather than closing/deleting the post as either of the later would do nothing in the way of getting me on the right track (I asked in stackoverflow and the question was removed with no explaination aside from a link to the FAQ which doesn't immediately explain why the question would have been removed.)