March 22 note added:
I’ve been in touch with the owner of Motiono.com and we’ve resolved our differences amicably. The DMCA takedown notice has been removed.
As I’ve been posting rather furiously about, I’ve received a bogus DMCA takedown notice today from MediaTemple, my hosting company, on behalf of Motiono.com, which feels that posts like this are infringing their copyright on their name (!!!) and the name of their founder/developer, Sumer Kolcak.
I find it a little interesting to see this image on MT’s contact page:
Umm … if they simply allow anyone who doesn’t like bad publicity to use a bogus DMCA notice to take down non-infringing posts … no, they’re not here when I need them.
Obviously, I need to find a Canadian hosting company … one that’s not under the jurisdiction of the DMCA.[tags] mediatemple, dmca, takedown, john koetsier [/tags]
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