Got a DMCA notice for a review using a screenshot of an app

Back in 2015 I wrote about a really, really badly done app app at the time called The Wonder Weeks over on theITbaby. Really have no idea what it’s like now, except that the author of it sent a DMCA takedown request to Cloudflare who forwarded it to the hosting provider seven years after the review went live.

image 27 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag here

I’m not entirely sure what they’re claiming infringed as the 2015 article’s picture links are all screwed up. The only thing I can tell from looking at individual images (they’re not loading, but they are on the site, no idea) is that their logo appears in the screenshot I took of what it was sharing to Facebook (a signup page) and I commented on their claim of winning an award, and linked to the award they didn’t win.

Pretty sure everything falls under fair use.

What would you do? I just slapped the DMCA notice at the top of the review and am awaiting to see what my hosting providers are considering as this affects Pocketables as well (same account)

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts

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