Here is the permalink from the boingboing site:Quote
Had a very interesting chat. The CAIC people have seen an incredible amount of traffic from the Landmark video episode. Both to the video and also the transcript pages.
The site has received traffic from the EFF site as well as Slashdot, but the standout is the veritable flood that has continued to come from boingboing. (silly site name, but very effective)
The video page has been visited 1115 times and the transcript page has had 576 visits. Not bad for pages that have only been in existence for just over a week.
The site did run out of bandwidth for a few hours on Saturday, but they have bucketed in more than enough to keep serving the demand. I guess they're having some fun over there!
EFF fights another DMCA abuser
EFF's Derek Slater sez, "Michael Crook isn't the only bully who's abusing the DMCA. This week, EFF also fought back against 'self-help' group Landmark Education's attempts to suppress an investigative television news piece critical of its methods. Using the DMCA and alleged copyright violation as a pretext, Landmark subpoenaed three websites hosting the video -- the Internet Archive, Google Video, and YouTube -- seeking the identities of the anonymous uploaders. But the news piece at issue isn't copyrighted by Landmark, and to the extent the video includes Landmark's copyrighted material, such use is self-evidently fair use. EFF filed objections to these bogus subpoenas on behalf of the Internet Archive and the Google Video uploader. YouTube sent notification to the user about its subpoena and is giving the user a reasonable opportunity to move to legally nullify, or 'quash,' it." Link (Thanks, Derek!)
posted by Cory Doctorow at 02:05:14 PM
... Last week, EFF filed an objection to a subpoena from Landmark Education, a group that claimed copyright infringement in a video uploaded to the Internet Archive.
"The Internet is home to passionate debate on countless important issues. It is too bad that some people find the robust exercise of free speech so frightening that they use intimidation to try to silence it," said EFF Staff Attorney Corynne McSherry. "EFF is grateful that people like Jeffrey Diehl and the Internet Archive are fighting back."
Update: EFF is currently in discussions with Landmark regarding a resolution of it subpoena to Google. In the interim, EFF has held off on filing the motion to quash. A draft of the motion, which explains our legal arguments, is linked below.
EFF and Landmark: Cards on the Table
November 09, 2006
Last week, EFF announced that it was fighting against Landmark Education's campaign to identify individuals who posted a French documentary, entitled Voyage Au Pays Des Nouveaux Gourous (Voyage to the Land of the New Gurus), that was critical of the Landmark program, and included hidden camera footage from inside a Landmark Forum event in France.
EFF is currently talking with Landmark in an attempt to reach an amicable resolution about Landmark's DMCA subpoena to Google. In the hope that we can resolve this without need of litigation, EFF has held off on filing its motion to quash that subpoena.
In the mean time, Landmark responded to our press release, according to Red Herring magazine:
"While we appreciate the work of the EFF, the allegation that our copyright claim is bogus is entirely inaccurate," [Art Schreiber, general counsel for Landmark Education] said. "The facts are clear that the Landmark Forum program has for many years been copyrighted. Materials covered by this copyright registration were included throughout the video."
While we appreciate the kind words, we disagree with Mr. Schreiber's copyright analysis. To the extent that the documentary includes any materials copyrighted by Landmark, that use is clearly for purposes of criticism and commentary, i.e., a non-infringing fair use. Yesterday we released a draft of our motion to quash, which explains in detail (see pages 11-16) why Landmark's copyright claim does not hold water. Indeed, it's not even a close call. Sorry, Landmark, but your claim is still bogus.
this from SLASHDOT:
An offshoot of the [b:6b933d4717]Scientology cult known as The Landmark Forum[/b:6b933d4717] is using the DMCA against YouTube, Google and The Internet Archive because of a scathing French documentary about Landmark being shared on those sites. It aired in France to 1.5 million people, a month later Landmark pulled out of France. Story at the EFF's site [eff.org] and other news sources.
The video with English subtitles is available via BitTorrent at PirateBay [thepiratebay.org], search eMule for "Inside Landmark Forum" or view it online at DailyMotion [dailymotion.com].