UnNews:Free uncyclopedia handles DMCA takedown notice
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14 February 2013
"Instead of following evil Wikia's foolish policy complying with a DMCA takedown notice per federal law, we used a much more innovative approach. We simply told the person filing to complaint to 'go fuck themselves,'" said an anonymous free Uncyclopedia admin. "Apparently, that worked, because the DMCA notice was withdrawn."
"I filled the DMCA takedown notice after I checked to make sure the image wasn't being used anywhere that could qualify for "fair use. In fact, it was being used nowhere other than its own image page," said James Hetfield, lead singer of Metallica. "However, when they told me to 'go fuck myself,' I knew that I was dealing with a group of bad-asses, not someone I could push around, like Wikia or Napster. Sure, I might the law on my side, and the money to hire a team of lawyers, but I could never take this level of bad-assery. I not only withdrew the DMCA takedown notice, but released the image in question into the public domain."
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