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DesktopWeb FormText   DMCA notice that wont dieSat, 30 Jul 2005 05:01:20 GMT # 

this is funny (in a pitiful way)

background info is that i wrote a web spider about 4 years ago to teach myself WinForms programming. it ended up going after adult content (passwords and movies). for a while, i had one of the better password search sites on the web. it was cool to get alot of hits ... except it kept getting my server kicked off the net ... so i shut it down

used to be served off of the domain mperfect.net (i.e. imperfect). it has been entirely shut down for the last 3 years, but i was just searching around and saw that perfect10 has been including it in their DMCA notices to google : November 2004 and June 2005. 2005 ... you've got to be kidding me. even if the pages are cached, just shut down those accounts and move on

aside ... my site never got shut down directly by DMCA. the way it played out is that the offended party would send a DMCA notice to the ISP. the ISP would then pass that on to me. i would then explain to the ISP that it was just a search site and didn't actually have any content. that would throw DMCA out. but then the ISP would review my site and decide to shut it down based on their usage agreement, which allowed them to shut it down for no particular reason. you cant argue with that

lame