Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DMCA Copyright Takedown Notice #2

I've now received a DMCA takedown notice for Randy Haugen's explanation of how Amway went down the tubes. I'm beginning to wonder if Amway is sending me these to try to scrub the internet. Anyway, here is the text of the DMCA takedown notice:

Hello,

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that content in your blog:

http://crazyfunwildworld.blogspot.com

allegedly infringes upon the copyrights of others. The content in question
is located in the following posts:

http://crazyfunwildworld.blogspot.com/2007/09/team-resigned-double-diamond-randy.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/notice.cgi?sID=10753. We do
this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Please note that it may take Chilling Effects up to several weeks to post
the notice online at the link provided.

The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for
online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement.
Please see http://www.educause.edu/Browse/645?PARENT_ID=254 for more
information about the DMCA, and see
http://www.google.com/blogger_dmca.html for the process that Blogger
requires in order to make a DMCA complaint.

We are asking that you please remove the allegedly infringing content in
your blog. If you do not do this within the next 3 days (by 4/24/09), we
will be forced to remove the posts in question. If we did not do so, we
would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its
merits.

We can reinstate this content into your blog upon receipt of a counter
notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of
the DMCA. For more information about the requirements of a counter
notification and a link to a sample counter notification, see
http://www.google.com/blogger_dmca.html#counter.

Please note that repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in
further remedial action taken against your Blogger account.

If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain
your own legal counsel. If you have any other questions about this
notification, please let us know.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like typical Amway strong-arm tactics!

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