Recent bogus DMCA notice submitted to Chilling Effects

March 22 note added:
I’ve been in touch with the owner of and we’ve resolved our differences amicably. The DMCA takedown notice has been removed.

The bogus DMCA notice that I’ve recently received from Sumer Kolcak of has been submitted to the Chilling Effects organization.

What is Chilling Effects all about? From their home page:

Do you know your online rights? Have you received a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your online forum? If so, this site is for you.

Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities. We are excited about the new opportunities the Internet offers individuals to express their views, parody politicians, celebrate their favorite movie stars, or criticize businesses. But we’ve noticed that not everyone feels the same way. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some individuals and corporations are using intellectual property and other laws to silence other online users. Chilling Effects encourages respect for intellectual property law, while frowning on its misuse to “chill” legitimate activity.

Right on!

[tags], sumer kolcak, chilling effects, dmca, takedown, john koetsier [/tags]


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