Google Asked by Facebook to Remove Leaked Code Blog

    August 16, 2007

I guarantee that if you submit a DMCA request to Google–the one you use to request copyrighted material is removed–you won’t get the same rapid response Facebook just got.

After accidentally releasing their own copyrighted code, Facebook sent Google a DMCA take down notice and the company obliged by yanking the Blogger blog that had published the code.

The anonymous owner of the original blog has started a new one, that shows the emails sent by the Blogger team.


As mentioned in our previous email, we work with a third party to post
DMCA notices we receive. The notice we received because of the content on
your site can be found here (once the notice has been posted):

We have had to remove the content mentioned in the complaint from your
blog. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits.

Thanks for your understanding.
The Blogger Team


Hmm, if you’re the one that released the copyrighted code to the public, does that negate a DMCA notice? I guess this guy didn’t want to hire the lawyers to find out. ;-)

Hat-tip TechCrunch.