On 10 May 99, at 23:18, murr rhame wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 1999, Jeff Wasilko wrote:
> > I received the mail below today, and upon inspecting the mailing
> > lists archives, I've found 6 copies of the poem in various list
> > archives.
> A "legal" notice sent by email isn't worth the paper it's written on.
> I would remove the copyrighted material in question, notify the author
> that you have done so and wait for a proper summons. If practical,
> find the author's email address, phone number or snail mail address by
> independent means. You have no way of knowing if the email you got was
> in fact from the author's representative. Could be a forgery.
This is all reasonable advice. But rather than ignore it, I'd forward
the letter to *my* lawyer and have him check into it..
One tack would be to "pretend" that OCILLA would apply in this case [it
really wouldn't] and act as if you were an ISP [which means:
1) remove the alleged-infringing material immediately, and
2) notify the actual infringer [the person(s) who posted the material]
of the copyright action.
> > Do mailing list archives have any protection against being held
> > liable for copyright infringement?
> I'm not aware of any special protection for mailing list archives.
Not for third-party infringement questions, certainly.
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