Wednesday, 27 July 2011

DMCA takedown again

Here is a letter on my email.

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Blogger DMCA takedown notification

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog is alleged to infringe upon the copyrights of others. As a result, we have reset the post(s) to "draft" status. (If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.) This means your post - and any images, links or other content - is not gone. You may edit the post to remove the offending content and republish, at which point the post in question will be visible to your readers again.

A bit of background: the DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. If you believe you have the rights to post the content at issue here, you can file a counter-claim. For more information on our DMCA policy, including how to file a counter-claim, please see http://www.google.com/dmca.html.

The notice that we received, with any personally identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling Effects at http://www.chillingeffects.org. We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You can search for the DMCA notice associated with the removal of your content by going to the Chilling Effects search page at http://www.chillingeffects.org/search.cgi, and entering in the URL of the blog post that was removed. If it is brought to our attention that you have republished the post without removing the content/link in question, then we will delete your post and count it as a violation on your account. Repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account including deleting your blog and/or terminating your account. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel.

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team

Affected URLs:
http://skype-open-source.blogspot.com/2011/07/great-skype-testing-day.html
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It contains links *on my own code*, wtf?
I think in this case no reason for takedown at all.
Where was no patched binaries or something. Just my code.

Hmm.

P.S. Here available first DMCA takedown notice:
https://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512c/notice.cgi?NoticeID=89716
Interesting discussion about this post on reddit.

11 comments:

  1. you are right, that is criminals who taking care of our blog account.

    they have no rights to close post with just several urls.

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  2. have you considered gitorious.org ?

    http://blog.gitorious.org/2011/02/24/another-update-on-the-sony-issue/

    http://blog.gitorious.org/2011/02/03/an-update-on-the-sony-dmca-issue/

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  3. Honestly now, why do you bother with breaking into somebody else's work, why don't you just try to do something brand new of your own? Please check out my blog and let me know if you're interested in teaming up.

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  4. BTW, seriously, haven't you ever considered moving your blog somewhere to a blogging platform outside US, to some country without all that ridiculous copyright laws that prevent even posting links to one's own code?

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  5. Yeah, US law is so ridiculous. Big companies sue everyone and everything just to fight competition.

    Screw them!

    However, I love all you guys for doing research on those protocols ;)

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  6. Don't let them get to you. I'm sure they will try though. As people pointed out hosting something in the US is not a good idea IMO.
    Could you take the thing you got the complaint for down.
    It would be best to take this blog to a russian provider. There must be a site that provides free blog hosting located in Russia.
    If you want I can get you an account at a Romanian one, that should be pretty OK too.

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  7. What you need to do RIGHT NOW is to stop getting half assed legal advice from reddit/blogs etc... and to not discuss it on the internet AT ALL.

    Then get your ass to get real legal advice from someone who can help you through the process. This can be from the EFF/GNU/Groklaw or one of the many other people who will give you free legal counsel to help protect free/open software.

    If you do not do this you WILL GET SCREWED! Alone you do not have a chance against the lawyers of a big company.

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  8. "Alone you do not have a chance against the lawyers of a big company."

    This is wrong statement.

    Big evil companies ALWAYS fear about publicity on they evil actions.

    Lulzsec and Sony situation are good advice to big companies how they should not do.

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  9. > Lulzsec and Sony situation are good advice to big companies how they should not do.

    Not a great example as Lulzsec and Anonymous are considered criminals in most countries. I hope you want the code to actually be available legally, like it should be according to law. You are in the right here, with the correct legal work you will win.

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  10. some article directory allow to reprint article content, what about this?

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