Firstly I'd like to thank the admins and mods for allowing me to keep people informed on the "lite" board, you guys must have really gotten fed up of the amount of same questions regarding this. Secondly to all users please let's try and keep this to one thread, the search button is your friend. If you got any questions just ask them here. Cheers.
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Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:11 am
Well the MPAA forced our ISP to shutdown our website today. My lawyer is sending a demand letter to them tomorrow based on the ground that the reason they gave was that we had copyrighted files on our website and even though we told them there were NO files on the server and that they could look for themselves. They closed it anyway. Hopefully this will be resolved tomorrow, if not I'll keep you informed.
Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:59 am
Just an update we have sent a letter to our ISP and they will forward it to the MPAA, if the MPAA dosn't respond they should put the site back up. I also figured out that the letter the MPAA sent out is from an automated system they have written. Dosn't seem fair that they can write an automated system that can shut down any website they want without any human ever looking at the site, thanks to the DMCA. I'll keep you all updated.
Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:25 am
No response from the MPAA yet.
Wed Sep 03, 2003 1:38 pm
I received a response from our ISP they said according to the DMCA the MPAA has 10-14 business days to respond to our counter claim. We were shut down on 8/27, so I guess they don't plan on doing anything till at least 9/17*. Doesn't seem right does it. We could move to another ISP, but we would need a host that could give us a dedicated high end server and our own SQL server.
* assuming the counter claim counts from 8/28 then 10 business days comes to 9/11 (inc. bank holiday Monday), 14 comes to 9/17.
Thu Sep 18, 2003 8:36 pm
Thanks for all the support!
Well it doesn't look like the MPAA wants to cooperate, I am talking to my lawyers about what we should do next. My choices are either take the MPAA to court which they say could cost at least $20,000. My other thought is to open the site again with another ISP and maybe even under a different domain name, but even then they could come back and sue us which means we would have to go to court anyway. Does anyone know someone that is a lawyer that would be willing to take on this case for free/cheap or has $20,000 dollars to spare
I'll keep everyone posted.