Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 16:32:55 EDT
To: Curt Cloninger
Subject: Re: Unauthorized Use
Under the DMCA, links to copyrighted materials are also considered
unauthorized use. So, you still have to take it down. Your only other option,
if you can't work things out with M_, is to file the counter claim as
described in my notice to you earlier. That will result in the link being
removed for 10 days, but will force the complaining party to file a suit to
pursue this matter further. The danger there being of course, that if they do
file suit and win, you will be responsible for their court fees.
So, I must advise you to work this issue out, or remove the link from your
site. We do not cherish shutting down access for our customers, but we must
follow the law.
pair Networks' Abuse Dept.