On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 3:28 AM, Platonides <Platonides(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Cary Bass wrote:
Dan Watts, who is helping Mike Godwin here in our San Francisco office,
has drafted some templates to be used for DMCA takedown notices, as well
as some DMCA counterclaims.
As these impact Commons as much as any one Wikimedia community, it is
our hope that community can come together to discuss these templates
and incorporate the suggestions offered herein, to improve the lines of
communication between the community and the Wikimedia Foundation when it
has been directed to remove materials in accordance with DMCA.
The templates and suggestions are located at
I'll be cross-posting this message to the Commons Village Pump.
From File:Memo - WMF DMCA takedown and counterclaim notificatino
template draft 1 Watts.pdf it looks like the name address and telephone
willl only be revealed to the claimant.
However, Memo - WMF DMCA putback notification template Watts V2.pdf
makes it look like the full counterclaim will be publicly shown to
everybody, which doesn't seem a good idea, since our counterclaims are
likely to come from individuals.
I don't think we really want to post it all publicly, OTOH, if a
reuser is harassed by someone claiming to be a copyright holder they
ought to have access to the same person who made the counter claim for
us. Otherwise the resuability of the repository is significantly
harmed as reusers, without access to the same information as us, would
be subject to DMCA threats that they can't answer.