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+VIA EMAIL:
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+Demand for Immediate take-Down: Notice of Infringing Activity
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+URL: <https://github.com/downloads/skypeopensource/skypeopensource/skype55.zip>
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+Case #:693904
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+Date:01 May 2012
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+Dear Sir or Madam,
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+Microsoft has received information that the domain listed above, which appears to be on servers under your control, is offering unlicensed copies of, or is engaged in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted works published by Microsoft.
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+1. Identification of copyrighted works:
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+Copyright work(s): Skype
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+Copyright owner: Microsoft Corporation
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+2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following location(s): <https://github.com/downloads/skypeopensource/skypeopensource/skype55.zip>
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+The above copyright work(s) is being made available for copying, through downloading, at the above location without authorization of the copyright owner.
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+3. Statement of authority:
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+The information in this notice is accurate, and I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of Microsoft, the owner of the copyright(s) in the work(s) identified above. I have a good faith belief that none of the materials or activities listed above have been authorized by Microsoft, its agents, or the law.
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+We hereby give notice of these activities to you and request that you take expeditious action to remove or disable access to the material described above, and thereby prevent the illegal reproduction and distribution of this copyrighted work via your company's network.
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+We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us regarding what actions you take.
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+Yours sincerely,
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+[private]<br>
+Internet Investigator
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+on behalf of Microsoft Corporation<br>
+One Microsoft Way<br>
+Redmond, WA 98052<br>
+United States of America
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+E-mail: [private]

8 comments on commit db9b442

@JensRantil

If Microsoft could keep their Copyright Infringement letters to a maximum of 80 characters per line that would be great. I guess you guys don't allow pull requests on these, right? ;)

@fuxx
fuxx commented on db9b442 May 2, 2012

Thankfully i already have tons of backups around the web of skype55.zip

@Parlane
Parlane commented on db9b442 May 2, 2012

Why was the whole project taken down? The notice was very specific to one zip file.

@vessenes

Why is a clean-room implementation of a closed protocol a copyright infringement?

@zackdouglas

@drak, in what order does that occur? Notice of infringement, rebuttal, then Github's mandated action; or can the challenge be issued ex post facto?

@zackdouglas

@drak, thanks; that's very informative.

@Parlane
Parlane commented on db9b442 May 4, 2012

@drak, "Github is required to remove public access to the page."

The takedown notice is specifically for skype55.zip. The repo itself was not mentioned.

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