Actually, they do have obligation, legally, to their users. We all know they can comply to DMCA takedown notices to gain legal protection. However, to gain legal protection from their users , MySpace would be required to put the content back up if a user contests a takedown, and then be able to provide the issuer of the takedown notice with that user's contact information.
Specifically: "OCILLA (the part of the DMCA dealing with takedowns) also includes a counternotification provision that offers OSPs a safe harbor from liability to their users, if the material upon notice from such users claiming that the material in question is not, in fact, infringing."
The IT section is buttugly. It hurts me eyes. Not enough contrast (the
I like avoid links that have it.slashdot.org in them now.
That is all. This is nothing new. It's just finally started pissing me off enough to post about it.
Slashdot checks to see if you are using an open proxy when you try to post, and I fooled it into thinking I was running an open proxy (without knowing what I was doing at the time).
I've sent an email to CowboyNeal (when you post a comment, it says to email any problems to him). The contents of it follow (word wrapped and some slight x-ing out):
A bug in the hand is better than one as yet undetected.