Thursday, February 25, 2010

Microsoft Kills Independent Website Due to Leaked Documents - NYTimes.com

Likely to be a milestone event (also note the article is from ReadWriteWeb, and re-published on nytimes.com)

The complaints were due to the fact that Cryptome published a 17-page Microsoft Global Criminal Spy Guide. Microsoft claimed copyright infringement; Cryptome's editor refused to budge; and the site was taken down this afternoon. Cryptome has previously published similar guides from Facebook, AOL, Yahoo and Skype; the site has been threatened but never before actually disabled.

The Microsoft document was originally published on February 20. Microsoft demanded that Cryptome remove the PDF, and when the editor refused, Cryptome's ISP sent a warning: If the document was not removed by Thursday, the site would be disabled. However, the site was taken down Wednesday afternoon.

Microsoft Kills Independent Website Due to Leaked Documents - NYTimes.com

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