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Anti-secrecy website Cryptome shut down for leaking Microsoft’s Global Criminal Compliance Handbook

Posted in Uncategorized by maasanova on February 25, 2010

But not before I grabbed a copy of the pdf! Download Microsoft’s Global Criminal Compliance Handbook.

 Geekosystem

Whistleblower site Cryptome’s ISP, Network Solutions, has just shut down Cryptome.org for posting a leaked copy of Microsoft’s 22-page guide detailing surveillance services Microsoft will perform for law enforcement agencies on its various online platforms; Microsoft attacked the post under the guise of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Network Solutions has also locked the domain, preventing it from being transferred to another ISP.

Previously, Network Solutions had set Cryptome’s ultimatum for removing the file at February 25th; upon receiving Cryptome’s DMCA counter notification, Cryptome editor John Young says they pulled the plug.

Note: Cryptome is back up. Here is the exchange between Network Solutions and Microsoft and Cryptome webmaster John Young.

Subject: DN: http://www.cryptome.org; Registrar: Network Solutions; Host: Network Solutions – Demand for Immediate Take Down – Notice of Infringing Activity – MS Ref. 304277
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:22:59 -0500
From: “DMCA” <DMCA[at]networksolutions.com>
To: “John Young” <jya[at]pipeline.com>

We would like to notify you that Microsoft has contacted us regarding http://www.cryptome.org. Microsoft has withdrawn their DMCA complaint. As a result http://www.cryptome.org has been reactivated and this matter has been closed. Please allow time for the reactivation to propagate throughout the various servers around the world.

Linda L. Larsen, Designated Agent
Network Solutions, LLC
Telephone: 703.668.5615
Facsimile: 703.668.5959
Email: dmca[at]networksolutions.com

_________

Subject: DN: http://www.cryptome.org; Registrar: Network Solutions; Host: Network Solutions – Demand for Immediate Take Down – Notice of Infringing Activity – MS Ref. 304277
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:09 -0500
To: “DMCA” <DMCA[at]networksolutions.com>
From: “John Young” <jya[at]pipeline.com>

Dear Ms. Larsen,

You may know we are publishing our email exchanges to help readers understand the process. Could you describe means by which Microsoft withdrew their DMCA complaint?

Regards,

John Young

__________

Subject: RE: DN: http://www.cryptome.org; Registrar: Network Solutions; Host: Network Solutions – Demand for Immediate Take Down – Notice of Infringing Activity – MS Ref. 304277
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:24:52 -0500
From: “DMCA” <DMCA[at]networksolutions.com>
To: “John Young” <jya[at]pipeline.com>

We received an email from Microsoft’s counsel withdrawing the complaint. Accordingly, we restored access and notified you of our action.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.

Linda L. Larsen, Designated Agent
Network Solutions, LLC
Telephone: 703.668.5615
Facsimile: 703.668.5959
Email: dmca[at]networksolutions.com

__________

Subject: RE: DN: http://www.cryptome.org; Registrar: Network Solutions; Host: Network Solutions – Demand for Immediate Take Down – Notice of Infringing Activity – MS Ref. 304277
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:42 -0500
To: “DMCA” <DMCA[at]networksolutions.com>
From: “John Young” <jya[at]pipeline.com>

Could we get a copy of the Microsoft email? For the public record.

Thanks, John

__________

Subject: DN: http://www.cryptome.org; Registrar: Network Solutions; Host: Network Solutions – Demand for Immediate Take Down – Notice of Infringing Activity – MS Ref. 304277
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:09:47 -0500
From: “DMCA” <DMCA[at]networksolutions.com>
To: “John Young” <jya[at]pipeline.com>

Mr. Young,

Pursuant to your request, attached please find the email correspondence containing Microsoft’s withdrawal of its “takedown request”.

Respectfully,

Linda L. Larsen, Designated Agent
Network Solutions, LLC
Telephone: 703.668.5615
Facsimile: 703.668.5959
Email: dmca[at]networksolutions.com

__________

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Subject: Re: Ticket Number 1-452132847
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:46:56 -0500
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From: “Cox, Evan” <ecox[at]cov.com>
To: “DMCA” <dmca[at]networksolutions.com>
Cc: “internet4[at]microsoft-antipiracy.com” <IMCEAMAILTO-internet4+40microsoft-antipiracy+2Ecom[at]cov.com>

Dear Ms. Larsen:

I am outside counsel to Microsoft Corporation. I am writing to confirm my telephone message left with your nighttime operator at 7:45 PST this evening to withdraw Microsoft’s takedown request with respect to the file available at http://cryptome.org/isp-spy/microsoft-spy.zip which is the subject of the correspondence below.

While Microsoft has a good faith belief that the distribution of the file that was made available at that address infringes Microsoft’s copyrights, it was not Microsoft’s intention that the takedown request result in the disablement of web acess to the entire cryptome.org website on which the file was made available.

Accordingly, on behalf of Microsoft, I am hereby withdrawing the takedown request and asking that Network Solutions restore internet access to http: cryptome.org as soon as possible.

I can be reached at 415-640-5145 if you wish to discuss this request.

Sincerely,

Evan Cox
Counsel to Microsoft Corporation

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