Microsoft Takes Down Whistleblower Site, Read the Secret Doc Here

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 25, 2010 3:03 PM EDT
Wired; By Ryan Singel
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Microsoft has managed to do what a roomful of secretive, three-letter government agencies have wanted to do for years: get the whistleblowing, government-document sharing site Cryptome shut down. Microsoft dropped a DMCA notice alleging copyright infringement on Cryptome’s proprietor John Young on Tuesday after he posted a Microsoft surveillance compliance document that the company gives to law enforcement agents seeking information on Microsoft users. Young filed a counterclaim on Wednesday — arguing he had a fair use to publishing the document, a full day before the Thursday deadline set by his hosting provider, Network Solutions.

Update: It looks like Microsoft has reconsidered their position. - Scott

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I have a copy for safe keeping tracyanne 4 709 Feb 26, 2010 8:56 AM

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