Cryptome.org and Network Solutions served a DMCA notice by Microsoft

Cryptome.org, hosted with Network Solutions has takendown for publishing Microsoft’s “Global Criminal Compliance Handbook” for law enforcement agencies attempting to gain information held by internet companies such as Microsoft (with Hotmail, Live ID, etc.), Yahoo!, and others, was apparently served a DMCA for the Microsoft document it posted by James Young, an “Internet Investigator” with […]

Cryptome.org, hosted with Network Solutions has takendown for publishing Microsoft’s “Global Criminal Compliance Handbook” for law enforcement agencies attempting to gain information held by internet companies such as Microsoft (with Hotmail, Live ID, etc.), Yahoo!, and others, was apparently served a DMCA for the Microsoft document it posted by James Young, an “Internet Investigator” with an address at Microsoft-antipiracy.com. Microsoft has responded, with wording that indicates that James Young may indeed work for or with Microsoft: “Like all service providers, Microsoft must respond to lawful requests from law enforcement agencies to provide information related to criminal investigations. We take our responsibility to protect our customers privacy very seriously, so have specific guidelines that we use when responding to law enforcement requests. In this case, we did not ask that this site be taken down, only that Microsoft copyrighted content be removed. We are requesting to have the site restored and are no longer seeking the document’s removal,” a Microsoft spokesperson said.