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[dvd-discuss] dmca international?

(I'm not subscribed to that dmca-discuss list I sometimes hear about.
if someone wants to forward this there, please feel free to do so)

I work for a german ISP, and we have been getting a "DMCA takedown
notice" from a california law company on behalf of adobe recently. this
prompted our legal department to write a report on whether or not the
DMCA applies to us (10000+ km away from the US).

you'd think that is a no-brainer, unfortunately, it ain't. the legal
eagle came up with the conclusion that international law grants
copyright holders the same protection internationally as in the law
"for which the (copyright) protection was sought". in short, the DMCA
does absolutely apply.

I'd love to hear opinions on this, preferably from law experts, because
I would (obviously) much prefer my company to stand up to this instead
of falling over backwards.

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