“Facebook Lightbox Killer” Chrome Extension removed by Facebook under DMCA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
AutoDetectedBrowser: Firefox 3
AutoDetectedOS: Windows 7
address: 1601 S California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
companyname: Facebook, Inc.
dmca_signature: Susan Kawaguchi
full_name: Susan Kawaguchi
tm_number: 3,122, 052
your_title: Domain Name Manager
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