Andy Bakun
My comment: Invoking the DMCA, via the channels setup to do so, is not being a dick nor isheavy handed. It would have been slightly better to contact the poster and ask them to handle taking it down, but sometimes that's impossible. Having a lawyer invoke the DMCA for you under the assumption that it's going to take a lawyer to get it resolved _is_ being a dick, however. Providing written documentation by sending in a DMCA notice protects everyone and ensures that things are handled in a timely manner (it also tests that service providers are handling DMCA notices as they should). - Andy Bakun
I don't know off hand if the DMCA provides a resolution of reassigning ownership of the document, rather than just taking it down, but asking for that wouldn't be a dick move either. - Andy Bakun