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Slashdot: Microsoft Asks Slashdot To Remove Readers' Posts

May 11, 2000, 14:36 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roblimo)

[ Thanks to Simon Cozens for this link. ]

"Our friends at Microsoft are upset about some of the readers' comments attached to the story, Kerberos, PACs And Microsoft's Dirty Tricks (posted on May 2), and would like us to remove those comments from Slashdot. We are not happy about this, to say the least. But instead of reflexively going into rant mode, we are calmly posting the full text of the e-mail we got from Microsoft, along with our initial response to it, so that you can see what news and community Web sites like Slashdot are up against now that the DMCA has become law. We are talking to our lawyers, of course, but we would also like your suggestions on how we should handle this situation."

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