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Google bows to Scientology's DMCA request, yanks critics' site



Also see:
http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/3/20/8222/92911

Politech archive on Scientology's battles with critics:
http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=scientology

File under:
Yet another new and innovative use of the DMCA.

-Declan

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From: "Mirele" <mirele@sonic.net>
To: declan@well.com
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 22:30:38 -0700
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: Google honors DMCA request
Message-ID: <3C990D8E.30244.129F2BD@localhost>

Just FYI,

Andreas Heldal-Lund, webmaster of www.xenu.net, got a DMCA
notification letter from Google earlier today. In the letter, a long list
of URLs were listed as infringing, and Google apparently complied
with the DMCA request by removing them. You can see the letter
here:

http://xenu.net/news/20020320-google.txt

Of course this opens up a huge can of worms regarding whether or
not mere links are infringing.

Regards,
Deana M. Holmes
mirele@sonic.net

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[letter follows --DBM]

Quote from Google.com e-mail 20.03.2002: [START]
We removed certain specific URLs in response to a notification
submitted by the Religious Technology Center and Bridge Publications
under section 512(c)(3) of the the Digital Millenium Copyright Act
(DMCA).  Had we not removed these URLs, we would be subject to a claim
for copyright infringement, regardless of its merits.  The URLs
included in that notification are attached to this email. Pursuant to 
sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA, you have the
ability to submit a counter notification, in which event we can
reinstate the material.  As stated in section 512(g)(3), the contents
of this notification must include the following: (A) A physical or 
electronic signature of the subscriber. (B) Identification of the material 
that has been removed or to which
access has been disabled and the location at which the material
appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled. (C) A 
statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a
good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a
result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed
or disabled. (D) The subscriber's name, address, and telephone number, and a
statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal
District Court for the judicial district in which the address is
located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the United
States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be
found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the
person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an
agent of such person. Here are the urls mentioned in the complaint that I 
believe are
related to your site: www.xenu.net/
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/index.html
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop1.html
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop2.html
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop3.html
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop4.html
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop5.html
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop6.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/ clan-images.html
www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/lisas_case_sup.html
www.xenu.net/archive/events/
www.xenu.net/archive/events/lisa_mcpherson/
www.xenu.net/archive/disk/
www.xenu.net/archive/disk/enemy/
www.xenu.net/archive/disk/enemy/da.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/disk/enemy/targets.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/disk/archive/grd_chrt.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/disk/OTIII/
www.xenu.net/archive/hubbandcw/
www.xenu.net/archive/greece/
www.xenu.net/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630511.html
www.xenu.net/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630714.html
www.xenu.net/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-610619.html
www.xenu.net/archive/enemy_names/
www.xenu.net/archive/enemy_names/dead_agenting.html
www.xenu.net/archive/enemy_names/targets.html
www.xenu.net/archive/tonelevel.html
www.xenu.net/archive/grade_chart.html
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuleaf.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenusw.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenunl.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenufr.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenufi.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuno.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuge.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuaf.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuru-k.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuheb.htm
www.xenu.net/archive/so/
www.clambake.org/
www.clambake.org/ archive/photoalbum/
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/index.html
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop1.html
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop2.html
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop3.html
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop4.html
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop5.html
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop6.html
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/ clan-images.html
www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/lisas_case_sup.html
www.clambake.org/archive/events/
www.clambake.org/archive/events/lisa_mcpherson/
www.clambake.org/archive/disk/
www.clambake.org/archive/disk/enemy/
www.clambake.org/archive/disk/enemy/da.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/disk/enemy/targets.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/disk/archive/grd_chrt.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/disk/OTIII/
www.clambake.org/archive/hubbandcw/
www.clambake.org/archive/greece/
www.clambake.org/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630511.html
www.clambake.org/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630714.html
www.clambake.org/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-610619.html
www.clambake.org/archive/enemy_names/
www.clambake.org/archive/enemy_names/dead_agenting.html
www.clambake.org/archive/enemy_names/targets.html
www.clambake.org/archive/tonelevel.html
www.clambake.org/archive/grade_chart.html
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuleaf.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenusw.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenunl.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenufr.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenufi.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuno.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuge.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuaf.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuru-k.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuheb.htm
www.clambake.org/archive/so/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/index.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop1.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop2.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop3.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop4.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop5.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop6.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/ clan-images.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/lisas_case_sup.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/events/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/events/lisa_mcpherson/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/enemy/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/enemy/da.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/enemy/targets.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/archive/grd_chrt.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/OTIII/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/hubbandcw/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/greece/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630511.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630714.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-610619.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/enemy_names/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/enemy_names/dead_agenting.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/enemy_names/targets.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/tonelevel.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/grade_chart.html
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuleaf.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenusw.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenunl.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenufr.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenufi.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuno.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuge.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuaf.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuru-k.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuheb.htm
home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/so/
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