“Facebook Lightbox Killer” Chrome Extension removed by Facebook under DMCA


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On May 4, 2011, my “Facebook Lightbox Killer” browser extension for Chrome (and a number of others) was forcibly removed from the Chrome Web Store as a result of Facebook filing a DMCA complaint. I hope this doesn’t mean that Facebook is coming for me and will be trying to shut down Better Facebook next.

Here is the full text of the notice I received from Google. (PS- I don’t blame Google, they are doing what they must to comply with the ridiculous DMCA!)

A DMCA notice has been filed against content that you posted or otherwise control via our legal contact forms accessible at www.google.com/support/go/legal

We’ve attached the notice that we received from our contact form. To get a complete picture of all the information we require in an infringement notification, please have a look at the forms found at the link we mentioned above. 

To be as transparent as possible, we want to explain a few of the fields on the attached infringement notification form whose purpose might not be that obvious. 

The two fields that say agree and agree1 “checked” mean that the user who submitted the complaint agrees with these statements:

1. “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”

2. “The information in this notification is accurate and I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

The field that says location_of_copyrighted_work lists the original source of the copyrighted content that the user who submitted the complaint thinks you are infringing.

The field that says url_box lists the locations of the alleged copyright infringement.  If you think that the content listed in the url_box field was removed mistakenly or in error, please file a counter notice by heading over to www.google.com/support/go/legal, choosing the product where the DMCA takedown occurred (Web Search, Blogger, etc.) and then selecting the option “I would like to file a counter notice to reinstate content that was removed due to an alleged copyright violation.”  From there, you’ll be guided through a webform that allows you to file an efficient counter notice. Filing a counter notice may allow your content to be  re-instated.

Enforcement@fb.com to support-portal@google.com

May 3

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AutoDetectedBrowser: Firefox 3
AutoDetectedOS: Windows 7
IssueType: lr_trademark
Language: en
address: 1601 S California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
companyname: Facebook, Inc.
country_residence: US
dmca_signature: Susan Kawaguchi
dmca_signature_date_day: 03
dmca_signature_date_month: 05
dmca_signature_date_year: 2011
form: trademark_complaint
full_name: Susan Kawaguchi
hidden_product: chromewebstoreextensionsgallery
infringing_location_10:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ldngjhkgckijklngngononnejmadojce
infringing_location_11:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bbnegcgiknndlkpjfaiighhmbdbfmkca
infringing_location_12:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fmhkjheddgkdhejgollcmdnhmpfagaed
infringing_location_13:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cbpaedifajkadcemkafopbniflgiimkd
infringing_location_1:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ngacolkajcnkbmgfnfeocjpbeikgejll
infringing_location_2:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fnfccinnkelhmobaenahkeidjiocmnld
infringing_location_3:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/miooncljihpebhfgkkibnjibkjimllom
infringing_location_4:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/giedcbaeeefiachhdidknblkoekeoldb
infringing_location_5:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/giedcbaeeefiachhdidknblkoekeoldb
infringing_location_6:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/iflgolidmhdfblpdflniceiabmjpljbo
infringing_location_7:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hndfgfengoiooldicmmapepfdamlceio
infringing_location_8:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ijoeokhdkaafljloknphdinobbjcpcdi
infringing_location_9:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/egjpclbmbbcndoljcjfleefnpjbiemdl
origin: helpcenter
phone: 6505434800
tm_good_faith: checked
tm_location: USA
tm_number: 3,122, 052
3,934,743
tm_swear: checked
tm_work: Facebook
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your_title: Domain Name Manager

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