[Foundation-l] BitTorrent Downloads of enwiki Images

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Sat Mar 10 18:47:43 UTC 2007

On 3/10/07, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> >There also a very
> > short time period someone can bring legal action under the DMCA (10 days
> > I think), after which, use
> > of the images becomes legal for anyone.
> That sounds unlikely. I imagine there is more to it than that. Not
> noticing a copyright violation for 10 days doesn't release your work
> into the public domain - that would be crazy, even by legal standards.
If a copyright holder submits a valid takedown notice, and then the
uploader submits a valid counter-notice, then the copyright holder has
10 days to sue to uploader.  After 10 days, if there was no lawsuit,
the ISP may restore the content and is indemnified from lawsuit.

Check out the DMCA, section 512(g), for the nitty gritty details.
This is not legal advice.


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