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Offline MJB

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The Removal of the Freedom Force Resource Forums
« on: March 06, 2009, 06:10:01 PM »
I received an email last night from our hosts which I have included below.

Short version: we have been accused of copyright infringement and trademark violation in the Freedom Reborn Resource section by a former member of this site.  This is why, with heavy heart we must close this section for the time being.  I cannot say if we will be able to reopen it in the future, if at all.  I wish I could, but unfortunately, if Freedom Reborn is to continue at all, we are forced to make this consession.

More information as it becomes avaiable.

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Hello: We are contacting you as the primary registered contact for your site presently on file with Lunarpages.com. We have received a formal copyright infringement claim as to certain information contained on your web site which complies with our established format requirements and 17 USC section 512(c)(3). We are including a copy of the complaint herewith. The claim, among other things, identifies specific material which is allegedly being infringed and states under penalty of perjury that the use of the material on the web site unauthorized and that the complainant is either the owner or is authorized by the owner to assert the right to the work and that no right has been granted for use on your web site. We are not making any determination on the merit of this claim. However, based upon our receipt of this claim according to Lunarpages policy which complies with the safe harbor provisions of 17 U.S.C. section 512(c), Lunarpages must disable access to the pages identified below until we receive from you a counter notification pursuant to 17 U.S.C. section 512(g)(3) which provides the following: (a) Your full and complete name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any Federal District Court judicial district in which you may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original notice of infringement or an agent of that person at your address. (b) A statement from you under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material in question has been or is about to be removed as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material. © Your physical or electronic signature. Upon receipt of the above counter notification from you we can release the restriction placed on your site. LunarPages is a strong supporter of Copyright and Trademark rights on the Internet. We believe that we have adopted a fair, comprehensive policy toward the protection of those rights and we look forward to assisting you in any way possible in this regard to ensure a fair, appropriate and expeditious response toward the protection of those rights. Of course if you should have any further questions, comments or concerns regarding this matter please do not hesitate to let us know. Very truly yours, Lunarpages Legal


I am no longer a member of the online game modding community found at www.FreedomReborn.net. Since my moving on, this community continues to provide my work for it's other members when this is not appropriate. This site is hosted by your services. Furthermore, beyond my own work, this online community is a game modding community in which the members specialize in creating content which is primarily the intellectual property of Marvel Entertainment and DC Comics for use in the gaming environment. While I am not an authorized agent of either firm, it may be desirable to pursue having that community remove all content owned by those parties in advance, as I intend to notify those firms of this site, promptly, so that they may exercise their copyright as well. In compliance with your instructions, the below conditions are satisfied with regard to my own copyright claim. 1. A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the copyrighted work or an authorized agent of that owner. italpornstar, ips, or [name deleted] 2. identification of the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed. all posts works ranging from simple posts to tutorial/instructional posts, to posts distributing my game textures, special fx etc. made by me (ips) initially. 3. identification of the allegedly infringing material sufficiently precise to allow Lunarpages to locate the material. all posts by the member name of "ips" found on the online forum/community at FreedomReborn.net 4. Adequate information by which we can contact the complaining party specifically including a physical postal address, telephone number and email address. [address deleted]. a proper statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, the copyright owners agent or the law. No party is allowed to host, distribute or continue to do so, any work I have created without my permission, including online communities which I am no longer a part of, (as in this case). 6. a statement under penalty of perjury that the information in the notice is true and correct. and This statement is completely true and sincere. 7. a statement under penalty of perjury that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. I am authorized to act on my own behalf. Thank you in advance,[name deleted])

UPDATE:

Since I posted the abobe, all of IPS's posts have been deleted as per the email's demand. I have informed our hosts of this and the removal of the resource forum.  Now all we can do is wait and see what happens.  (This information was also posted below, but I added it up here for clarity sake).




Offline MJB

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Re: The Removal of the Freedom Force Resource Forums
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 03:22:14 AM »
New email from Lunarpages....

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Thank you for your compliance in regards to this issue, we will note that this is resolved and will advise if any further complaints are registered. Please don't hesitate to get in touch, should you require further assistance. Kind Regards, Meilena Hauslendale Customer Service Representative Support and Assistance: Help Desk