[free-sklyarov] Thing.net evicted from Internet (fwd)

Seth Finkelstein sethf at sethf.com
Tue Dec 24 14:27:30 PST 2002

On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 09:12:53PM +0100, David Haworth wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 08:41:31AM -0800, Martin Baker wrote:
> > The DMCA is now being used against parody; the charge here would seem to
> > be trademark infringement, not copyright infringement.
> Usual NAL disclaimer applies, but it seems to me that use of the
> DMCA takedown procedure requires a breach of copyright, or some
> related infringement (or alleged infringment).
> Trademark infringement doesn't count.
> Opinions, anyone?

	I'm not a lawyer either, but 


"The site mimicked Dow's real site closely in design and content, but
contained some uncharacteristic honesty about such things as
sustainable development and the Bhopal disaster, which departed from
Dow's normal spin."

	There's the basis for the DMCA copyright claim. Site is now at:


	Parody can be a *defense* against copyright infringement.
But a take-down notice is in practice, act first, defense later.

> PS Merry Christmas, Yuletide Greetings, or Happy Whatever-It-Is-
> That-You-Celebrate-At-This-Time-Of-Year.  ;-)


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