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Originally posted by Bobaganoosh
Man, good work OP. It really ticks me off that some douche-nozzle is taking credit for a personal life story of mine that I wanted to share with the members of ATS. Not to mention that the content says it is copywrited. It is a good thing I will never find out who this worthless individual is. I would cut off all his fingers.
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
You, and every member, have full 'copyright' and 'ownership' over that which you post to the boards ... ATS merely holds a non-exclusive right to republish or use said content as she sees fit - per the T&C agreed to. No one is silencing voices or attempting to bridle horses they don't 'own'. Your voice is Yours ... and forever will be ... within the T&C.
Originally posted by Bobaganoosh
reply to post by BlackSatinDancer
Why attack me? You haven't even contributed anything worth stealing.
Lemme blow your hair back and wish you were gone.
Email sent to their hosting provider.
I'm the CEO of The Above Network, LLC, and authorized by the contributors of AboveTopSecret.com to act on their behalf in the event that copyright infringement is encountered.
A contributor has alerted us to this client site of yours: www.iirobotics.com
Hosted on what appears to be your server here: web2.srv.host-it.co.uk
At IP address: 188.8.131.52
We've been unable to ascertain contact details for this customer of yours as their contact form is not functioning, there are no "administrative" contact options in their forum, and the posted article in question is currently not accepting comments.
The original content, authored by our contributor under the pseudonym "mikesingh" can be found here:
The plagiarized content on your customer's site is here:
Our clearly posted usage guidelines for the content is linked in the footer of the material, is labeled "copyright & usage," and can be found here:
Given that your customer has not obliged our simple rules for content sharing, we request that under the cooperative intellectual property laws between the United States and the United Kingdom, you inform your customer to remove the material from their website.
Thank you for your kind attention in this matter.
Originally posted by Spawwwn
but honestly the arguement probably wont' hold up. Besides..you showing up and saying "i'm the guy that wrote these threads" is useless..you need the actual documented copyright in your name...
Actually... you may have received improper legal advice.
More than three years ago, we engaged intellectual property legal expertise on this matter, and have continued to do so to this day. There are several occasions in which our members would have no knowledge of our activity where we've successfully defended the authorship of ATS material.
If you create something, have a confirmable date of creation (date of posting here on ATS), and indicate usage rights (TOS and CC) then your/our defense is very simple and clear. In the event a case actually enters the "legal phase" of lawyers passing letters, then it is an advantage to register copyright, but not required for the initial phase of defense under the DMCA.
And the Creative Commons deed has indeed been tested successfully on several occasions in court... however, I believe all cases were DMCA-based, and not involving offline copyright violations where DMCA does not apply.