Infringement From The Future, Legal Dept. —
From: Ted Schredd - Discover Fun <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Fwd: Your content on your site...
Very funny content on your site here
Unfortunately you stole it from our site without giving us credit. Please remove it immediately to avoid legal action
Discover Fun Legal Department
This threat letter is particularly interesting once I put together two pieces of data.
Here’s the first piece of data:Registrant: Club Schredd Ted Schredd 403 East 16th Street North Vancouver, BC V7L2T4 CA Email: email@example.com Registrar Name….: REGISTER.COM, INC. Registrar Whois…: whois.register.com Registrar Homepage: www.register.com Domain Name: discoverfun.com Created on…………..: Mon, Jan 07, 2002 Expires on…………..: Thu, Jan 07, 2010 Record last updated on..: Sun, Jan 04, 2009 Administrative Contact: Club Schredd Ted Schredd 403 East 16th Street North Vancouver, BC V7L2T4 CA Phone: 1-604-9846161 Email: INFO@DISCOVERFUN.COM
And here’s the second piece of data:
snuhdot# ls -l bored.txt
-rwxrwxrwxÂ 1 rootÂ wheelÂ 16723 OctÂ 6Â 1999 bored.txt
P.S. This page was up in 2001. Maybe I should send them a letter…. oh wait, I’m not a deluded asshole.
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Well I guess they’ll just accuse of using touch over the specified files.. ???
Good show, Watson!
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Their legal department must be getting bored!
Why did Ted Schredd include firstname.lastname@example.org on the cc: list? Are they secretly developing new things to do when bored and believe this to be a leak?
How dare you stole something they stole too!!
Also I see you stole the @ symbol they use in their e-mail addresses. Please give that back before email@example.com has to ask for that as well.
Meh. Send them back a letter stating “This is what the DMCA requires in a takedown notice.” Make them send the paper- when they do, get a tech lawyer on contingency and sue them- They aren’t the copyright holder, and acted in bad faith. Even if they are, you’re a fair user.
Or not. I just hate to see legal threats get thrown around illegally. I would just like to see someone who tried to strongarm their way into information monopoly get slammed.
re. “Unfortunately you stole it from our site without giving us credit.”
Perhaps I’m missing something here but how is it possible for them to even attempt to claim ownership without making any sort of effort to back up the claim (even a link) or without the offending text file even including any sort of copyright notice?
All things considered, I guess Mr. Schredd wants more hits for his site. The joke’s on you, Jason…
That doesn’t sound like the kind of wording a legal department would use in an e-mail, I would expect them to just skip right to “cease and desist, blah blah blah.” I wonder if all the addresses on the cc: line just go to the same account, and are just put there to look intimidating.
“-Play tag…on 35W”
This narrows the original writer down to Minneapolis, or Dallas.
No point to this comment, really, it just made me smile.
“Fake RakeNo Gravatar wrote:
That doesnâ€™t sound like the kind of wording a legal department would use in an e-mail, I would expect them to just skip right to â€œcease and desist, blah blah blah.â€ I wonder if all the addresses on the cc: line just go to the same account, and are just put there to look intimidating.”
i totally agree and i’m sure this person wanted some hits to his site, or he’s a bit of a moron. or both.
People had been stealing our content without giving credit….we made a mistake in regards to your post.
Yes, “a mistake” is what I often call claiming someone stole content you yourself “stole”.
Their content eh? I remember grabbing that very file from &TOTSE no later than 1991 or 1992, printing it out on a dot matrix printer and taking it in to work for amusement purposes. That probably makes it date way older than that. Sad to see that &TOTSE ceased to be a few months ago. At least they won’t have to send out e-mail threatening “legal action”.