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[dvd-discuss] adobe DMCA letters

through channels I won't disclose, I learned about this interesting
email that are sent to ISPs in the name of adobe:

DMCA Letter 

Dear Sirs: 

Adobe Systems Inc. has authorized BayTSP.com to act as its agent for
copyright infringement notification. The spidering of the peer-to-peer 
networks has detected infringement(s) originating from your customer's 
IP address, as detailed in the attached report. 

Therefore, this letter is an official notification under provisions of
section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to effect removal of
the detected infringement(s) listed in the attached report and to have this
customer refrain from trading our client's copyrighted works in the future.
The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the
Universal Copyright Convention, as well as bilateral treaties with other
countries allow for protection of our client's copyrighted works even beyond
US borders. 

The attached documentation specifies the IP address of the source of the
infringement. The Bay File ID identifies the copyrighted works by title. We
hereby demand that your customer immediately remove the offending material
in an expeditious manner, as specified in the copyright laws, and refrain
from infringing on our client's copyrighted materials in the future.

BayTSP has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner
complained of in the attached report is not authorized by Adobe Systems 
Inc., its agent, or the law. The information provided herein is accurate
to the best of our knowledge.

BayTSP hereby swears under penalty of perjury that BayTSP is authorized to
act on behalf of Adobe Systems Inc. for matters pertaining to notification
of infringements of its exclusive rights in its copyrighted material.

Please send us a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to
resolve this matter. Please reference BayTSP Notification ID in your 


Bill Attinger, CEO 
3150 Almaden Expressway Suit 234 
San Jose, CA 95118 
(408) 979-7900 

----- End forwarded message -----

interesting tidbits:

- Adobe still believes strongly in the DMCA
- they are still technically and otherwise incompetent (even the name of 
  the peer-to-peer service was spelled wrong in the attached complaint)
- they believe US law extends beyond US borders.

they're not alone in any of those idiocities, unfortunately.

if any of you happen to drive by almaden expressway, give them the
finger for me, will you?

pub  1024D/D88D35A6 2001-11-14 Tom Vogt <tom@lemuria.org>
     Key fingerprint = 276B B7BB E4D8 FCCE DB8F  F965 310B 811A D88D 35A6