My web host has disabled the new site after they received the following complaint from lawyers representing the Times Picayune.
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: RE: Copyright Claim
From: “Gaynor, Steven A.”
Date: Tue, April 12, 2011 12:06 pm
To: “Wild West Domains Copyright Claims Dept.” [email protected]
14455 N. Hayden Road, Suite 219
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Re: Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
Dear Sir or Madam:
We represent the corporate parent of The Times-Picayune, LLC, publisher of The Times-Picayune, and New OrleansNet LLC, publisher and operator of www.nola.com.
It has come to our attention that you are the host of a blog, slabbed.org, to which a comment has been posted containing, among other content, the text of an article copied from the entities above. (A copy of the original article is attached hereto.) The comment containing the infringing content was posted by user “telemachus” on February 16, 2011, at 4:21pm, and is located at the following URL:
The Times-Picayune, LLC and New OrleansNet LLC have the exclusive right to publish the text appearing in paragraphs 2 through 12 of this comment. I have a good faith belief that this use of the text is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or by operation of law.
As the host of slabbed.org, Wild West is responsible for the websites residing on its network. Accordingly, I hereby request that paragraphs 2 through 12 of the above-referenced comment be removed from slabbed.org immediately.
The information in this notification is accurate. I swear under penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interests involved.
Very truly yours
/s/ Steven A. Gaynor
Steven A. Gaynor, Esq.
Sabin, Bermant & Gould LLP
Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6526
Tel: 212-381-7072 Fax: 212-381-7201
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They sent me a clue as to the content they found offensive but the link they sent does not work but I figured it out anyway. While I work to rectify this problem feel free to comment away here on the old site.