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IMSLP Taken Down By UK Publishers Group 117

gacl writes "According to a post at the IMSLP Journal, the IMSLP, the largest site on the 'net providing public domain sheet music, has been taken down yet again. The UK-based Music Publisher's Association has sent GoDaddy, the IMSLP's domain registrar, a DMCA takedown notice. The IMSLP argues that the notice is bogus. More detailed discussions on the matter can be found at the IMSLP Forums."
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IMSLP Taken Down By UK Publishers Group

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  • Service restored (Score:5, Informative)

    by ustolemyname ( 1301665 ) on Friday April 22, 2011 @05:55AM (#35904696)
    Seems to already be back up. Site already refers to the outage in the past tense, "The recent IMSLP outage was..."
  • Re:Service restored (Score:4, Informative)

    by ustolemyname ( 1301665 ) on Friday April 22, 2011 @05:57AM (#35904700)
    ... And the other half of that statement

    To MPA's credit, they have voluntarily retracted their claim. IMSLP will also be working on technical measures to prevent any future attacks.

  • WhoreDaddy. (Score:5, Informative)

    by unity100 ( 970058 ) on Friday April 22, 2011 @06:04AM (#35904734) Homepage Journal
    The shittiest, slyest, most sinister hosting/domains provider on the internet (after 1&1 terror of course) that is the Godaddy.

    so whorey that, they are STILL making losses every year since their founding by underselling, without a year in the black to show for their history.

    on top of that, they have no ethics in regard to internet conduct, they can take down your site just like that from a dmca complaint without any possibility of objection from your side, and even before you are notified of the dmca. they can take away your domain name just like that too.

    on top of that, the ceo is a egomaniac who is more into advertising himself than running a proper business serving people. and his latest stunt is below []

    disturbing video. shot by, and edited by bob parsons, ceo, godaddy himself. and uploaded to his blog. yes, such people exist.

    so, you can say that this article doesnt come as a surprise to anyone who knows what whoredaddy is.

    stay away from 2 provides on the internet even at the cost of your life : 1&1, and whoredaddy.
  • Re:Ridiculous (Score:5, Informative)

    by fuzzyfuzzyfungus ( 1223518 ) on Friday April 22, 2011 @06:04AM (#35904736) Journal
    Distributing things for free is a crime against the sellers' divinely granted right to profit in perpetuity. If any commodity's price is allowed to reach its marginal cost of production, there are precious, precious rents going unextracted!
  • Re:Bright side! (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 22, 2011 @06:24AM (#35904818)

    Check out Mutopia as well. The Mutopia Project re-typeset the scores in lilypond and also has midi files available.

  • Re:Service restored (Score:4, Informative)

    by _0xd0ad ( 1974778 ) on Friday April 22, 2011 @11:40AM (#35907018) Journal

    Furthermore, once notice is given, the material has to STAY DOWN to give the complaining party a chance to sue, or the safe harbor is lost.

    Not exactly. The complaining party has 10 business days (14 days) to get an injunction to prevent the material from being reinstated; if they do not get the injunction in that time period, it must be promptly reinstated or the ISP actually becomes liable for damages if it is later found that the material did not in fact infringe on the complaining party's copyright. []

    A host then passes along the counter-notice to the person who filed the original notice. The works remain offline for 10 business days, after which, if no additional action has been taken by the filer, the works can be restored.

    The copyright holder can petition the court for an injunction to prevent the restoration of the original works, but if it is not obtained within the time allotted, the works are restored to the site. []

    If a subscriber provides a proper "counter-notice" claiming that the material does not infringe copyrights, the service provider must then promptly notify the claiming party of the individual's objection. [512(g)(2)] If the copyright owner does not bring a lawsuit in district court within 14 days, the service provider is then required to restore the material to its location on its network. [512(g)(2)(C)]

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