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[dvd-discuss] ``irreparable damage to my client''
- To: <dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu>
- Subject: [dvd-discuss] ``irreparable damage to my client''
- From: Scott A Crosby <crosby(at)qwes.math.cmu.edu>
- Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 11:26:10 -0400 (EDT)
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Well.... The rampaging floodgates google takedown notices have commenced,
and they seem to be successful.
I was fairly sure after the Scientology case (and its success) there'd be
more. Lots more.
The most recent one is from 'Sara Glover', who appears to be upset that
upon a search for her name, her alt.sex.spanking story 'Vivian's Vow' from
about 4 years ago is the first search result. Her lawyer is claiming that
its copyright infringement to have her story in the cache, and also
claiming that the link to the *publically published on usenet* story is
They claim 'irreparable damage'... After reading it, I can see why! :)
But seriously, what next? Google (and other search engines) won't be able
to survive these incessent letters, if anyone gets into their mind that
they can make the past dissapear at their whim. (How many people have old
usenet posts, mailing list flames, or mirrored copies of embarassing
webpages they wish would go away?)
One wonders how one can require freedom of the presses and freedom of
speech, yet allow easy regulation of what books can and cannot be put in
a card catalog index.