From: Anton Mc Kee (amk at domain broadcom.ie)
Date: Fri 12 May 2000 - 09:44:39 IST
> Microsoft is looking for Slashdot to remove a number of
> user comments relating a to a recent article they posted
> about Microsoft's Kerberos implementation (their extension
> and breaking of the protocol in Windows 2000). Some of
> the posts made reference to, or including copies of MS documents
> detailing their changes to the protocol. Microsoft is claiming
> copyright infringement under the DMCA and wants the articles
> What is Irish law like in this area?
If actual documents were published well then Irish copyright law would apply
no matter what the media was that they would have been trasmitted in.
> If the document got posted to ILUG would Microsoft have any
> legal grounds to have it removed from the online mail archive?
If it was a document from MS well the copyright law would pervail. however
if the document was in the public domain and it was quoted as a doc from Ms
well then really they would have a hard agruement so long as it was not
totally riped off.
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