So, I take it Scorereader is suggesting that this site be shut down so that the owners of Roadfood.com don’t get sued because some drunk, in the middle of the night, uploaded a copyrighted story to this message board.
So, I take it you haven’t been reading the thread and my suggestions. Typical.
I have read this entire article and made a few contributions to it over the last few months. I know you suggested that the management of Roadfood.com designate an agent to act on complaints of copyright infringement. What set me off was the dismissal of DawnT’s observation that skells are now sending people ” automatically generated demand letter threatening legal action that can be averted for a price.”
A while back, the moderators suggested using the “Report Abuse”
button to report threads that are getting out of line. Maybe they should include a suggestion to also reports posts of copyrighted material.
Sorry, but trademark and copyright bullies are one of my pet peeves. Before the Internet, it was a lot more difficult to publish something and the people doing publishing probably learned about copyright in the process. Now anyone can publish, and if someone screws up there seems to be people who unfairly take advantage of them. How? In the form of outrageously high demands for payments for publishing copyrighted material.