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pashley at storm.ca
Mon Apr 1 21:21:08 EST 2002
Dated April 1, 2003, so we don't have to worry about this year.
Let's hope it is still just a joke next year.
-------- Original Message --------
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 21:17:23 +0200
From: mpaa3d at pacbell.net
To: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org
Subject: Unauthorized Circumvention Device
MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.
15503 VENTURA BOULEVARD
ENCINO, CALIFORNIA 91436
PHONE: (818) 728 - 8127
Email: MPAA3d at pacbell.net
April 1, 2003
RE: Illegal Provision of Circumvention Device
Site/URL: http://www.kernel.org [and mirrors, with unknown IP
Dear linux-kernel at vger.rutrgers.edu:
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) represents the following motion
production and distribution companies:
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
tro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
TriStar Pictures, Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
United Artists Pictures, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
Universal City Studios, Inc.
Warner Bros., a Division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P.
We have received information that the above referenced Internet site is
providing a circumvention device commonly known as Linux. Linux is a
software utility that circumvents the protection afforded by the
Windows Operating Systems DRM implementation, therefore circumventing
schemes designed for consumer content protection and permitting the copy
protected contents in whole or partially. As such, Linux is an unlawful
circumvention device within the meaning of the Digital Millennium
Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 1201(a)(2)(3). Providing or
offering Linux to the public on your system or network violates the
provisions of Section 1201(a)(2) which prohibit the manufacturing,
or offering to the public, providing, or otherwise trafficking in an
unlawful circumvention device. (Title 17 United States Code
Section 1201 et seq. hereafter is referred to as the DMCA).
We therefore demand that you take appropriate steps to cause the
removal of Linux from the above identified Internet site, along with
other actions as may be necessary or appropriate to suspend this illegal
activity. Failure to comply with this measure will subject you to
as described above.
We also request that you:
1. maintain and take whatever steps are necessary to prevent the
of all records, including electronic records, in your possession or
related to this Internet site, account holder or subscriber, and
2. provide appropriate notice to the subscriber or account holder
responsible for the presence of Linux on your system or network,
him/her of the contents of this notice and directing that person to
the undersigned immediately at the email address provided above.
By copy of this letter, the owner of the above referenced Internet site
and/or email account is hereby directed to cease and desist from the
complained of herein.
On behalf of the respective owners of the exclusive rights to the
material at issue in this notice, we hereby state, pursuant to the DMCA
have a good faith belief that the acts complained of are not authorized
copyright owners, their respective agents, or the law.
Also pursuant to DMCA, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury under
law of California and under the laws of the United States, that the
information in this notification is accurate and that we are authorized
act on behalf of the owners of the exclusive rights being infringed as
forth in this notification.
Please contact us at the above listed address or by replying to this
if you should have any questions.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Your prompt response is
Worldwide Internet Enforcement
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