[NTLK] SOPA Legislation

Andrew Beals andrew.beals at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 18:39:22 EST 2012

Perhaps they're just looking for certain hex strings?


Like you, Tony, this ^ guy had legit content flagged by them.

A sample request:


Looking at LeakID's site…  Yep, they get contracted by companies to scour
the 'net and send DMCA take-down notices.  It's going to take a big lawsuit
to shut them down.

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Tony Kan <tony.kan at clear.net.nz> wrote:

> Trouble is my Newton archive on 4shared is under threat because someone
> called LeakId made two complaints under the DMCA and file in question was a
> zipped file of the Newton FAQ!  4Shared say they have a 3 strikes policy.
>  After which they will block the account.
> 4Shared say I should contact LeakID to work it out; but after initially
> ascertaining the nature of the file in question, LeakID have stopped
> replying to my emails and have not notified 4Shared that it was a mistake.
> Now someone needs to make one more complaint and POOF the archive is gone.
> Cheers
> Tony Kan
> Christchurch
> New Zealand
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: Re: [NTLK] SOPA Legislation
> Yes, however with the DMCA it is only removing the cited content not the
> whole site.  In this case if you find a speck of dirt (or not just be
> accused of) the whole building/city is removed.  It is firing a nuclear
> missiles at a country to kill a few rats.
> [snip]
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