On Tuesday we posted an internal MySpace product document presenting detailed recommendations on rebuilding the MySpace developer/apps platform. Included in that post was an embed of the document hosted on Scribd. MySpace has chosen to send a DMCA notice to Scribd to have that document removed, and Scribd complied. MySpace didn’t copy us on the notice, or send any other notice to us about the content.
So we’re putting it on our own servers. You can download it in all its glory here.
If you want to fight this, MySpace, you have to come through our lawyers. Now I’m all riled up.
From: Daniel Cooper
Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 5:31 PM
Subject: DMCA notice
Cc: Lin Cherry
Attn: Copyright Agent, Scribd, Inc.
Pursuant to 17 USC 512(c)(3)(A), this communication serves as a statement that:
I am the duly authorized representative of the exclusive rights holder for the website located at MySpace.com.
These exclusive rights are being violated by material available upon your site at the following URL(s): http://www.scribd.com/doc/27348467/MySpace-Apps-Expert-Review;
I have a good faith belief that the use of this material in such a fashion is not authorized by the copyright holder, the copyright holder’s agent, or the law;
Under penalty of perjury in a United States court of law, I state that the information contained in this notification is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on the behalf of the exclusive rights holder for the material in question;
I may be contacted by the following methods (include all): 407 N. Maple Dr., Beverly Hills, CA. 90210; (310) 969-7277; firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hereby request that you remove or disable access to this material as it appears on your service in as expedient a fashion as possible. Thank you.
Daniel J. Cooper
MySpace is one of the world’s largest social networks, with about 125 million users. Originally inspired by Friendster, MySpace quickly grew to become the world’s largest social network, before being overtaken by Facebook. User pages are highly customizable and support integration with widgets such as Slide or YouTube. MySpace provides users with a way to connect around content and culture. MySpace was started as a side project of the internet marketing company eUniverse (now called Intermix Media) in August...