Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cease and Desist Order to Google

Mad Cow Omaha Steaks didn't like to see this blog using their logo ( View Here ), fair enough but that was the only way I was ever going to know for sure that they know about this blog, so its purpose has been served. Thank you Omaha Steaks corporate management for demonstrating that you actually care about something, even if that something is only your own corporate interest. At least you're not complete zombies, just sociopaths.

Omaha Steaks apparently submitted a Cease and Desist order to Google whereupon some worker drone edited it out of the header of this blog and the bloody gory knifeblade image at top was substituted for it. I never received the courtesy of seeing the Cease and Desist order but the fact of it is documented in part at ChillingEffects.org. The email I received about it is posted here.

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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 00:42:56 -0000
From: "Blogger Help"
To: xxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.com
Subject: SPAM-LOW: [#375408966] Blogger DMCA Complaint received


Hello,


Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that some of your images allegedly
infringe upon the copyrights of others. The URLs of the allegedly
infringing images may be found at the end of this message.


The notice that we received, with any personally identifying information
removed, may be found at the following link:
http://www.chillingeffects.org/notice.cgi?sID=9117


Please note that it may take several weeks for the notice to be posted on
the above page.


The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for
online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. We
are in the process of removing from our servers the images that allegedly
infringe upon the copyrights of others. If we did not do so, we would be
subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits.
See http://www.educause.edu/Browse/645?PARENT_ID=254 for more information
about the DMCA, and see http://www.google.com/dmca.html for the process
that Blogger requires in order to make a DMCA complaint.


Blogger can reinstate these images upon receipt of a counter notification
pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and 3) of the DMCA. For more information
about the requirements of a counter notification and a link to a sample
counter notification, see http://www.google.com/dmca.html#counter.


Please note that repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in
further remedial action taken against your Blogger account. If you have
legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal
counsel. If you have any other questions about this notification, please
let us know.


Sincerely,
The Blogger Team



Affected URLs:
http://madcowomahasteaks.blogspot.com/

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