[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: (TFT) Copyright and the USA's Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
I remember this story or one very much like it being posted to slashdot.
Sadly it probably occurs to more people than it ever gets reported.
On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 6:01 PM, Cris Fuhrman <email@example.com> wrote:
> A couple of off-topic anecdotes regarding DMCA and C&Ds:
> When Google's image search came online, I entered some of the photos I had
> put on a web site in 1997. Many if not all had been shamelessly plagiarized
> (in a way it's flattering, as I don't consider myself a professional
> photographer, but was curious to see how well Google's algorithm worked).
> The worst case was a home page for a psychiatric clinic in Arizona that
> used one of my Arizona sunset pics on the front page with absolutely no
> credit given to me. All the sites (except for the hotels and travel
> agencies in India) took down the images after I sent complaints, either via
> DMCA copyright complaints (with Blogger) or by sending something like a C&D
> letter by email or fax. In no cases did I have energy to pursue for damages
> or send a postal letter. It was more of a social experiment than anything
> else. On the bright side, in the past I have been contacted by authors of
> web pages to ask for permission to use my photos, and I always gave it if
> they were using it for non-commercial purposes.
> I once found a stash of pirated IT books from the last 4-5 years in an
> open-source software repository. When I wrote to the webmaster responsible
> for the repository, stating that it was likely a violation of copyright
> that was clearly against the acceptable use policy, I got a response from
> him saying I should fill out a DMCA complaint if I was the copyright
> holder. Path of least resistance! Some copyright owners fight harder than
> others. Try to find any SNL material on youtube. It's all gone because
> those lawyers are very efficient.
> For details about one of my copied photos, see
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM, Rick Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi all, Jim.
> > The USA's DMCA is an abomination. Fortunately most of the world is not
> > so enthralled with big business.
> > Rick.
> > On 2014-07-29, at 3:06 PM, Jim Kundert wrote:
> > > DMCA Takedown Notices are a bit more than just a C&D...
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 2:54 PM, Mike Riley <email@example.com>
> > >
> > >> Yep, a cease and desist letter is likely the only thing that would
> > happen.
> > >> The game itself is not commercially viable since it is not even being
> > sold,
> > >> nor has been in quite a few years. In every case that I have heard of
> > >> where a copyright owner requested the take down of abandonware from
> > >> site, it was just a C&D and no other charges were filed. The only
> > I
> > >> know of that this was not the case was because whoever was making it
> > >> available did not take it down when asked to do so.
> > >> Mike
> > =====
> > Post to the entire list by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> > Unsubscribe by mailing to email@example.com with the message body
> > "unsubscribe tft"
> Post to the entire list by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Unsubscribe by mailing to email@example.com with the message body
> "unsubscribe tft"
Post to the entire list by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unsubscribe by mailing to email@example.com with the message body