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Re: Microsoft's War on Reverse-Engineering

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 29 Oct 2011 12:11 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> Skype Goes After Reverse-Engineering
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The day of publishing his initial details, Google's Blogger (where his blog
>>| is hosted) received a DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) notice that two
>>| of his blog entries had to be removed: the post about his success in
>>| reverse- engineering the Skype protocol and then a second post about more
>>| technical details.
>>| The complainant issuing the DMCA notice was in fact "Skype Inc" and the
>>| basis for the complaint is "Source code. The publication of this code, in
>>| addition to infringing Skype's intellectual property rights, may encourage
>>| improper spamming activities." (Google publishes DMCA complaints to
>>| ChillingEffects.org.)
>>| Skype issued a second DMCA copyright notice after this researcher published
>>| more Skype related code. Those files have since moved to being hosted
>>| elsewhere. Skype is claiming copyright on the code even though the
>>| open-source code was written by the researcher. Another DMCA takedown
>>| attempt regarding the same work was issued again in early August when the
>>| researcher tried doing a DMCA counter-notice, and he ended up putting up
>>| links again to this "copyrighted" work.
>> `----
>> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTAwNzI
>    http://skype-open-source.blogspot.com/2011/07/great-skype-testing-day.html
>       files are now on the i2p darknet, congrats these files are now
>       immortalized.
> That blog format is pretty confusing, very bad quoting style.  It sounds
> possible that the notice was initiated anonymously, not by "Skype".

Like death threats to some critics of particular companies or
advocates of some causes.

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