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[dvd-discuss] Update on DMCA Import Block

(Forwarded from DMCA Discussion list,

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [DMCA_discuss] Shafted by the DMCA - update
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 15:18:25 -0600
From: Colin McMillen <mcmi0037@tc.umn.edu>

Update on this situation: earlier today, I received a phone
message from an employee of UPS. The message was as follows:

"This is [name removed] from UPS. I'm returning your call in
regards to your shipment from Hong Kong that has been denied
entry. US Customs has denied entry on this shipment because
it is a copyright violation...."

[5-second pause]

"... and that is why they have denied the entry on it. If
you have any further questions you can reach me at [number

I called the employee back, and was basically informed that
there was nothing I can do. She said she could not give out
any contact information regarding the person responsible for
the customs rejection. She also stated that there is no way
to overturn the customs decision after it has been made. The
item has supposedly been sent back to the shipper, so I'm
hoping to at least get a refund.

Meanwhile, a kind individual here in the US has agreed to
sell me two of his cables, so at least I'll have the
appropriate materials for my class soon.

- Colin McMillen


DMCA_discuss mailing list

Richard Hartman wrote:
> Definately contact your congresscritter.  And yes, I would persevere with
> the customs office while you are waiting for a response (if any) from your
> representative.  Depending upon your resources, perhaps you can get some
> sort of  injunction preventing them from returning the package until the
> case is resolved.
> --
> -Richard M. Hartman
> hartman@onetouch.com
> 186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Seth Johnson [mailto:seth.johnson@realmeasures.dyndns.org]
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 9:18 AM
> > To: C-FIT_Community@realmeasures.dyndns.org;
> > C-FIT_Release_Community@realmeasures.dyndns.org;
> > fairuse-discuss@mrbrklyn.com
> > Cc: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> > Subject: [dvd-discuss] DMCA Blocks Import for Fair Use?
> >
> >
> >
> > (Forwarded from DMCA Discussion list,
> > dmca_discuss@lists.microshaft.org)
> >
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: [DMCA_discuss] Shafted by the DMCA
> > Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 10:59:34 -0600
> > From: Colin McMillen <mcmi0037@tc.umn.edu>
> >
> >
> > I currently have a run-in with the DMCA that I believe may
> > be relatively unique.