In an attempt to silence our First Amendment rights to free speech, Core Brand Solutions and their attorney Timothy Resch (of Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP) filed a DMCA Takedown Notice with WordPress on January 26, 2017 in regards to this site.
Here’s the response from WordPress:
We have received a DMCA notice (https://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/liability/IP#dmca) for material published on your WordPress.com site.
Normally this would mean that we’d have to disable access to the material. However, because we believe that this instance falls under fair use protections, we will not be removing it at this time.
Section 107 of US copyright law identifies various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. You can learn more about that here:
While we believe that your use of the material is protected (we have fought for our users in similar cases in the past – http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/9/8175491/wordpress-automattic-wins-dmca-takedown-straight-pride-uk-case ), please keep in mind that the complainant may choose to continue to pursue this matter, perhaps directly with you.
The notice we received from the complainant is attached.
Sal P. | Community Guardian | WordPress.com