Thursday, September 04, 2008

Page Not Found--veinglory

A few of my favorite blogger-hosted posts are suddenly turning up 'Page not Found'. Like this one that was entitled 'NCP Authors and Artists'.

Excerpts from Madris De Pasture's yahoogroup rants can still be found on other blogs, but how long this is the case might depends on how craven other blog-hosts prove to be.

Edited to Add: For more information see: Told to Delete.

Blogger's position is "If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits...". Meaning "if you threaten us we will fold."


Ann Somerville said...

looks like NCP are taking a leaf out of Victoria Laurie's book:


Nonny Blackthorne said...

I think it has more to do with that the blog-hosts don't know the full story, just that someone has reported copyright infringement. Which is, technically true, as letters are copyrighted to the author at the time of writing. However, that doesn't mean it'd hold up in court given the circumstances.

As far as they're concerned, it's none of their business and they don't want to be implicated in a court case. Because, I imagine they haven't taken the time to look through the mounds of documentation and realized that NCP is full of hot air.

This is one reason I'm very glad my blog and website are hosted on (our) privately owned server.

Mima said...

myspace does this too. all someone has to do is click on that inappropriate content button and you're gone.

Mari said...

NCP concerned about copyright violation? Interesting. As if THEY don't violate copyrights... Just sayin'