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Microsoft DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

August 26, 2010

 

Sender Information:
Microsoft Corporation
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Recipient Information:

Google, Inc.


Mountain View, CA, USA


Sent via: email
Re: Demand for Immediate Take Down - Notice of Infringing Activity -

Demand for Immediate Take-Down: Notice of Infringing Activity
URL:
http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&source=hp&q=Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-
ZHONGGUO&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-
ZHONGGUO&gs_rfai=&fp=a53cf2aa641ed1c5
Search Term:
Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO
Results:
|https://www.binsearch.info/%3Fq%3DHalo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO&rct=j&q=Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO&ei=|
|JTl2TInnJYi44AbBj9zUBg&usg=AFQjCNEe0HkSUqdl2XX7mnUEFIz2ATl4Nw&cad=rja |
|http://www.oneddl.com/games/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo/ |
|http://chinafangdilaw.com/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfozhongguo-keygen-key-download-megaupload-crack.html |
|http://www.filmeaz.com/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo |
|http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/207341309/?tab=summary |
|http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/207341309/Halo+Reach?tab=summary |
|http://forum.esoft.in/games/1006754-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://fenopy.com/torrent/Halo+Reach+XBOX360+Read+NFO+ZHONGGUO/NjEyOTYzNA |
|http://www.rlsbb.com/2010/08/24/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo/ |
|http://www.freshwap.net/forums/console-games/1857322-2gb-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://www.freshwap.net/forums/console-games/1857299-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-jtag.html |
|http://extratorrent.com/torrent/2289903/Halo+Reach+XBOX360+READNFO+JTAG+ONLY-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://extratorrent.com/torrent_download/2289903/Halo+Reach+XBOX360+READNFO+JTAG+ONLY-ZHONGGUO.torrent |
|http://www.filestube.com/crxPv2bkE1RaM3ccbt7lXE/Halo-Reach-XBOX360-Read-NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://moviestvonline.co.cc/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo/ |
|http://moviestvonline.co.cc/tag/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfozhongguo/ |
|http://www.downeu.com/d/Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://www.downeu.com/d/Halo%20Reach%20XBOX360%20Read%20NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://scenereleases.info/2010/08/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://tastro.org/DL-XG-Halo-Reach-XBOX360-Read-NFO-ZHONGGUO-2GB-LINKS-Fileserve-Hotfile-Netload-Rapidshare-Megashares-|
|Warez-Full-Version-and-Free-Download |
|http://tehparadox.com/forum/f67/halo-reach-2010-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-1259704/ |
|http://tehparadox.com/forum/f76/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-1259795/ |
|http://warezforum.info/console-games/1776031-multi-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-jtag.html |
|http://warezforum.info/console-games/1782111-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://torrentrelease.info/2010/08/24/Halo-Reach-XBOX360-Read-NFO-ZHONGGUO/ |
|http://www.torrentdownloads.net/searches/Halo+Reach+XBOX360+Read+NFO+ZHONGGUO+JTAG |
|http://xtrelease.com/games/xbox360/160095-Halo%20Reach%20XBOX360%20Read%20NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://topforum.com/console/886112-rapidshare-multi-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-jtag.html |
|http://topforum.com/console/890728-filefactory-netload-fs-ut-xbox360-halo-reach-jtag.html |
|http://verified-p2p-links.com/torrent_details/207341309/91b3a91f0063ad389b48f938c335514a16cb7c7a?tab=summary |
|http://verified-p2p-links.com/torrent_details/207341309/?tab=comments |
|http://hotfile.com/dl/64267540/f8738d2/Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO.part09.rar.html |
|http://hotfile.com/dl/64267806/bbca178/Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO.part26.rar.html |
|http://scndown.com/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo/ |
|http://binsearch.info/?b=zg-haloreach&g=alt.binaries.mom&p=AuToMaTiC+%3CAuTo%40KeRe.Ws%3E&max=250 |
|http://www.torrent2crazy.com/torrent/8615562/halo-reach-xbox360-readnfo-jtag-only-zhongguo |
|http://www.torrentreactor.net/torrents/5838949/Halo-Reach-XBOX360-READNFO-JTAG-ONLY-ZHONGGUO |
|http://www.torrentreactor.net/torrents/5838355/halo_reach_xbox360_read_nfo_zhongguo-torrent_-twistedtorrents_com |
|http://www.kickasstorrents.com/halo-reach-xbox360-readnfo-jtag-only-zhongguo-t4369412.html |
|http://pspiso.com/showthread.php?t=797937 |
|http://www.forum-maximus.net/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=633392&start=0 |
|http://www.forum-maximus.net/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=634348 |
|http://www.egydown.com/gx/%5BFS%5D%20Halo%20Reach%20XBOX360%20Read%20NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://friendfeed.com/anabtawi/1b9fbc38/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo |
|http://friendfeed.com/anabtawi/5e89172d/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo |
|http://compartiresgratis.net/xbox-360/89689-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://www.menokia.com/vb/t140134.html |
|http://www.boerse.bz/boerse/spiele-angebote/microsoft/509830-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|https://www.binsearch.info/?q=Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO |
|http://downloadbox.org/tags/NFO-ZHONGGUO/ |
|http://www.telechargementz.org/jeux/xbox360/348995-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-exclu-2010-lien-1-go-fs.html |
|http://www.telechargementz.org/jeux/xbox360/print:page,1,348995-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-exclu-2010-lien-1-|
|go-fs.html |
|http://jack1688.pixnet.net/blog/post/13062975 |
|http://bt.ali213.net/show-43dbb1d13bf0e02d4816c5adfdd090f5c7f7c26d.html |
|http://mygully.com/thread/111-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-jtag-only-2103780/ |
|http://syrcafe.com/vb/showthread.php%5B2gb%5D-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-168420.html |
|http://kere.ws/index.php?rls=10470 |
|http://syrcafe.com/vb/showthread.php%5B2gb%5D-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-168420.html |
|http://speedlounge.in/detail.php?cat=xbox_360&id=1072 |
|http://www.livemegaupload.com/jeux/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-exclu-2010-lien-1-go-fs.htm |
|http://www.torrenthound.com/search/Halo+Reach+PAL+RF+XBOX360+MARVEL

Case #: 342375

Date: 26 August 2010
Dear Sir or Madam,
Microsoft has received information that the domain listed above, which
appears to be on servers under your control, is offering unlicensed copies
of, or is engaged in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted
works published by Microsoft.
1. Identification of copyrighted works:
Copyrighted work(s):

Xbox360: Halo Reach
Copyright owner:

Microsoft Corporation
2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following
location(s):
URL:
http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&source=hp&q=Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-
ZHONGGUO&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-
ZHONGGUO&gs_rfai=&fp=a53cf2aa641ed1c5
Search Term:
Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO
Results:
|https://www.binsearch.info/%3Fq%3DHalo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO&rct=j&q=Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO&ei=|
|JTl2TInnJYi44AbBj9zUBg&usg=AFQjCNEe0HkSUqdl2XX7mnUEFIz2ATl4Nw&cad=rja |
|http://www.oneddl.com/games/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo/ |
|http://chinafangdilaw.com/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfozhongguo-keygen-key-download-megaupload-crack.html |
|http://www.filmeaz.com/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo |
|http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/207341309/?tab=summary |
|http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/207341309/Halo+Reach?tab=summary |
|http://forum.esoft.in/games/1006754-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://fenopy.com/torrent/Halo+Reach+XBOX360+Read+NFO+ZHONGGUO/NjEyOTYzNA |
|http://www.rlsbb.com/2010/08/24/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo/ |
|http://www.freshwap.net/forums/console-games/1857322-2gb-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://www.freshwap.net/forums/console-games/1857299-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-jtag.html |
|http://extratorrent.com/torrent/2289903/Halo+Reach+XBOX360+READNFO+JTAG+ONLY-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://extratorrent.com/torrent_download/2289903/Halo+Reach+XBOX360+READNFO+JTAG+ONLY-ZHONGGUO.torrent |
|http://www.filestube.com/crxPv2bkE1RaM3ccbt7lXE/Halo-Reach-XBOX360-Read-NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://moviestvonline.co.cc/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo/ |
|http://moviestvonline.co.cc/tag/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfozhongguo/ |
|http://www.downeu.com/d/Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://www.downeu.com/d/Halo%20Reach%20XBOX360%20Read%20NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://scenereleases.info/2010/08/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://tastro.org/DL-XG-Halo-Reach-XBOX360-Read-NFO-ZHONGGUO-2GB-LINKS-Fileserve-Hotfile-Netload-Rapidshare-Megashares-|
|Warez-Full-Version-and-Free-Download |
|http://tehparadox.com/forum/f67/halo-reach-2010-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-1259704/ |
|http://tehparadox.com/forum/f76/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-1259795/ |
|http://warezforum.info/console-games/1776031-multi-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-jtag.html |
|http://warezforum.info/console-games/1782111-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://torrentrelease.info/2010/08/24/Halo-Reach-XBOX360-Read-NFO-ZHONGGUO/ |
|http://www.torrentdownloads.net/searches/Halo+Reach+XBOX360+Read+NFO+ZHONGGUO+JTAG |
|http://xtrelease.com/games/xbox360/160095-Halo%20Reach%20XBOX360%20Read%20NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://topforum.com/console/886112-rapidshare-multi-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-jtag.html |
|http://topforum.com/console/890728-filefactory-netload-fs-ut-xbox360-halo-reach-jtag.html |
|http://verified-p2p-links.com/torrent_details/207341309/91b3a91f0063ad389b48f938c335514a16cb7c7a?tab=summary |
|http://verified-p2p-links.com/torrent_details/207341309/?tab=comments |
|http://hotfile.com/dl/64267540/f8738d2/Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO.part09.rar.html |
|http://hotfile.com/dl/64267806/bbca178/Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO.part26.rar.html |
|http://scndown.com/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo/ |
|http://binsearch.info/?b=zg-haloreach&g=alt.binaries.mom&p=AuToMaTiC+%3CAuTo%40KeRe.Ws%3E&max=250 |
|http://www.torrent2crazy.com/torrent/8615562/halo-reach-xbox360-readnfo-jtag-only-zhongguo |
|http://www.torrentreactor.net/torrents/5838949/Halo-Reach-XBOX360-READNFO-JTAG-ONLY-ZHONGGUO |
|http://www.torrentreactor.net/torrents/5838355/halo_reach_xbox360_read_nfo_zhongguo-torrent_-twistedtorrents_com |
|http://www.kickasstorrents.com/halo-reach-xbox360-readnfo-jtag-only-zhongguo-t4369412.html |
|http://pspiso.com/showthread.php?t=797937 |
|http://www.forum-maximus.net/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=633392&start=0 |
|http://www.forum-maximus.net/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=634348 |
|http://www.egydown.com/gx/%5BFS%5D%20Halo%20Reach%20XBOX360%20Read%20NFO-ZHONGGUO.html |
|http://friendfeed.com/anabtawi/1b9fbc38/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo |
|http://friendfeed.com/anabtawi/5e89172d/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo |
|http://compartiresgratis.net/xbox-360/89689-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|http://www.menokia.com/vb/t140134.html |
|http://www.boerse.bz/boerse/spiele-angebote/microsoft/509830-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo.html |
|https://www.binsearch.info/?q=Halo.Reach.XBOX360.Read.NFO-ZHONGGUO |
|http://downloadbox.org/tags/NFO-ZHONGGUO/ |
|http://www.telechargementz.org/jeux/xbox360/348995-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-exclu-2010-lien-1-go-fs.html |
|http://www.telechargementz.org/jeux/xbox360/print:page,1,348995-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-exclu-2010-lien-1-|
|go-fs.html |
|http://jack1688.pixnet.net/blog/post/13062975 |
|http://bt.ali213.net/show-43dbb1d13bf0e02d4816c5adfdd090f5c7f7c26d.html |
|http://mygully.com/thread/111-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-jtag-only-2103780/ |
|http://syrcafe.com/vb/showthread.php%5B2gb%5D-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-168420.html |
|http://kere.ws/index.php?rls=10470 |
|http://syrcafe.com/vb/showthread.php%5B2gb%5D-halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-168420.html |
|http://speedlounge.in/detail.php?cat=xbox_360&id=1072 |
|http://www.livemegaupload.com/jeux/halo-reach-xbox360-read-nfo-zhongguo-exclu-2010-lien-1-go-fs.htm |
|http://www.torrenthound.com/search/Halo+Reach+PAL+RF+XBOX360+MARVEL |


The above copyright work(s) is being made available for copying, through
downloading, at the above location without authorization of the copyright
owner.
3. Statement of authority:
The information in this notice is accurate, and I hereby certify under
penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of Microsoft, the
owner of the copyright(s) in the work(s) identified above. I have a good
faith belief that none of the materials or activities listed above have
been authorized by Microsoft, its agents, or the law.
We hereby give notice of these activities to you and request that you take
expeditious action to remove or disable access to the material described
above, and thereby prevent the illegal reproduction and distribution of
this copyright work(s) via your company's network.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us regarding
what actions you take.
Yours sincerely,

[redacted]

Internet Investigator
on behalf of Microsoft Corporation

[redacted]

Redmond, WA 98052

United States of America
E-mail: [redacted]@microsoft-antipiracy.com

 
FAQ: Questions and Answers

[back to notice text]


Question: Why does a search engine get DMCA takedown notices for materials in its search listings?

Answer: Many copyright claimants are making complaints under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512(d), a safe-harbor for providers of "information location tools." These safe harbors give providers immunity from liability for users' possible copyright infringement -- if they "expeditiously" remove material when they get complaints. Whether or not the provider would have been liable for infringement by users' materials it links to, the provider can avoid the possibility of a lawsuit for money damages by following the DMCA's takedown procedure when it gets a complaint. The person whose information was removed can file a counter-notification if he or she believes the complaint was erroneous.

Question: What does a service provider have to do in order to qualify for safe harbor protection?

Answer: In addition to informing its customers of its policies (discussed above), a service provider must follow the proper notice and takedown procedures (discussed above) and also meet several other requirements in order to qualify for exemption under the safe harbor provisions.

In order to facilitate the notification process in cases of infringement, ISPs which allow users to store information on their networks, such as a web hosting service, must designate an agent that will receive the notices from copyright owners that its network contains material which infringes their intellectual property rights. The service provider must then notify the Copyright Office of the agent's name and address and make that information publicly available on its web site. [512(c)(2)]

Finally, the service provider must not have knowledge that the material or activity is infringing or of the fact that the infringing material exists on its network. [512(c)(1)(A)], [512(d)(1)(A)]. If it does discover such material before being contacted by the copyright owners, it is instructed to remove, or disable access to, the material itself. [512(c)(1)(A)(iii)], [512(d)(1)(C)]. The service provider must not gain any financial benefit that is attributable to the infringing material. [512(c)(1)(B)], [512(d)(2)].


Question: What are the provisions of 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) & 512(d)(3)?

Answer: Section 512(c)(3) sets out the elements for notification under the DMCA. Subsection A (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(A)) states that to be effective a notification must include: 1) a physical/electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the infringed right; 2) identification of the copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed; 3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed; 4) information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party (e.g., the address, telephone number, or email address); 5) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner; and 6) a statement that information in the complaint is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Subsection B (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(B)) states that if the complaining party does not substantially comply with these requirements the notice will not serve as actual notice for the purpose of Section 512.

Section 512(d)(3), which applies to "information location tools" such as search engines and directories, incorporates the above requirements; however, instead of the identification of the allegedly infringing material, the notification must identify the reference or link to the material claimed to be infringing.


Question: Does a service provider have to follow the safe harbor procedures?

Answer: No. An ISP may choose not to follow the DMCA takedown process, and do without the safe harbor. If it would not be liable under pre-DMCA copyright law (for example, because it is not contributorily or vicariously liable, or because there is no underlying copyright infringement), it can still raise those same defenses if it is sued.


Question: How do I file a DMCA counter-notice?

Answer: If you believe your material was removed because of mistake or misidentification, you can file a "counter notification" asking the service provider to put it back up. Chilling Effects offers a form to build your own counter-notice.


For more information on the DMCA Safe Harbors, see the FAQs on DMCA Safe Harbor. For more information on Copyright and defenses to copyright infringement, see Copyright.


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