[linux-elitists] Re: Google censorship of xenu.com domain [#201159]

M. Drew Streib dtype@dtype.org
Mon Mar 25 15:53:45 PST 2002

On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 02:40:08PM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
> "However, Google was served with what appears to be a legally-proper
> DMCA notice, in that it is signed under penalty of perjury and
> asserts that the complainer has a good-faith belief that copyrights
> are being violated, so it had no choice but comply."

Fwiw, the law states that once one of these is received, the provider
must remove content at quickly as is reasonably possible, but must
then notify the content owner, which then may reply within 9 days(?)
with a counter-statement. If the content owner claims no copyright
violation, the provider may put the content back up and basically
leave the dispute to the content owner and claimed copyright victim.

(This is the super-simplified version.)

Of course, in this case, Google is the content owner as well, so
they may not choose to take this up with the COS.


M. Drew Streib <dtype@dtype.org>, Free Standards Group (freestandards.org)
co-founder, SourceForge.net | core team, freedb | sysadmin, Linux Intl.
creator, keyanalyze report | maintnr, *.us.pgp.net | other freedom/law
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