DMCA notice - stupid Microsoft

Julio Franco

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Staff member
SoftLayer Security has received the following verified DMCA complaint in reference to an IP hosted on your server. A copy of the DMCA complaint is listed below or attached to this ticket for your review. Please remove the infringing content listed in this complaint. If you do not remove the infringing material, we are obligated under the DMCA to expeditiously remove or disable access to the content, and will do so within twenty-four (24) hours if you have not done so.

Once the content has been removed or disabled and you believe you are not infringing, you may file a counter notification as set forth at our link, How to Make a Counter Notification http://www.softlayer.com/dmca.html. Once we have sent your counter notification to the Complaining Party, we will put the content back up or enable access if we have not heard back from the Complaining Party after ten (10) business days. Please update this ticket with resolution to this issue. We thank you in advance for your quick action and cooperation.

Regards,
SoftLayer Security Team

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VIA EMAIL:

Demand for Immediate Take-Down: Notice of Infringing Activity

URL:
https://www.techspot.com/blog/257/getting-a-windows-7-beta-product-key/
Case #: 670683
Date: 07 November 2011

Dear Sir or Madam,

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.

1. Identification of copyrighted works:

Copyrighted work(s):
Windows 7 Beta 1

Copyright owner:
Microsoft Corporation

2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following
location(s):

https://www.techspot.com/blog/257/getting-a-windows-7-beta-product-key/

The above location is offering ''Cracks'' or ''Product Keys'', intended to
circumvent technical measures that control access to Microsoft''s copyrighted
works and that protect Microsoft''s copyrights in those works.

3. Statement of authority:

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.

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 unauthorized distribution of these cracks or
product keys via your company''s network.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us regarding
what actions you take.
Yours sincerely,

Alan Radford
Internet Investigator

on behalf of Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
United States of America

E-mail: Internet2@microsoft-antipiracy.com

Our response:
The short version: The post (dating back to 2009) has been taken down.
The long version: Microsoft should get a clue, this is not crack related or piracy, it referred to keys for beta software that at the time was freely available.
 

Relic

Posts: 1,372   +17
:haha: That's kind of funny, looks like that 'Internet Investigator' is trying to make himself look busy with ridiculous take downs.