[NTLK] SOPA Legislation
Rusty.Miles at tn.gov
Tue Jan 17 15:45:05 EST 2012
For what it's worth, there is an organization called Freepress (http://www.freepress.net/) that is very active in "media reform" and one of their campaigns (http://www.savetheinternet.com/) is very much opposed to SOPA and is campaigning hard against it was well. Worth taking a look if you're interested.
From: newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net [mailto:newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net] On Behalf Of Laurence W Brown
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 7:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [NTLK] SOPA Legislation
Just the kind of legal-bullying-for-hire that big rights-holders understand and look to use, so they can (or so they hallucinate) maximize profit at almost no cost to them...
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On Jan 16, 2012, at 15:39, Andrew Beals <andrew.beals at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>> Tony Kan
>> New Zealand
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>> newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net] On Behalf Of Dan
>> Sent: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:03 a.m.
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>> 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.
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