On 3 June 2010 15:26, Mike Godwin <mnemonic(a)gmail.com> wrote:
It turns out that foreign copyright judgments are more
against U.S. entities in United States courts than other kinds of
judgments, due to the copyright lobby's efforts to shape international
copyright and enforcement treaties.
Non-US entities can easily send a valid DMCA takedown notice. This is
useful when someone's *ripping your stuff off*, problematic when they
don't have the relevant rights under copyright.
We made the details of the notice public, as Nathan
has already shown.
If you can link in your notifications to a handy guide to contesting a
DMCA takedown notice, that would probably answer the concerns in this
thread. It's clear that people weren't sure if they could re-add
things at all, ever, after a takedown notice, without express WMF
permission. It's clear to you, but not to the non-lawyers who
nevertheless know what a bogus claim copyright is. (And I know the WMF
isn't their lawyer, but I'm sure high-quality guides to contesting
takedown notices exist.)