Japanese Job Search Site Wantedly is becoming a conversation topic now. Some users say that Wantedly is trying to remove bad reputations about the company from the internet with allegations of DMCA violation.
As a background, Wantedly is going to be listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers on Semptember 14th 2017. And Wantedly wants to remove bad reputations to make the IPO(Initial Public Offering) successful.
Firstly a user posted a blog on Hatena blog and it says “My tweet might be deleted by Wantedly”. Because the user received an email from Twitter, Inc. and they say “We will delete your tweet because of DMCA violation “.
The deleted tweet included a link of a blog named “inst President Blog” and it mentioned inconvenient subjects for Wantedly and the CEO Akiko Naka.
The blog mentions about current share price of the company is estimated 40 million dollars and there some voices from market participants that its estimation is too much high.
And also this blog is strongly focusing the ratio of share the CEO Akiko Naka has. She has about 70% of the companies share. The each executive officer has only 0.03 to 0.23% of the total share. And it says she never wants to share the stocks with others.
This blog also mentions about the purpose of the IPO and it’s to raise only about 40,000 dollars. Surprisingly it will be used for interior finishing. The writer of this blog guesses that this IPO is being conducted to just make Akiko Naka’s valuable.
This blog is also deleted from search result of Google due to allegation of DMCA violation by Wantedly. Because it has a picture of CEO Akiko Naka but many people think it’s range of quotation. Not only the tweet including the link of the blog but other tweets mentioning Wantedly in bad way have been deleted because of allegation of DMCA violation by Wantedly. Many people are complaining about abusing allegations of DMCA violation mistakenly.
Unfortunately these allegations make this problem bigger than before and spread the bad reputations all over Japan.