The Associated Press filed seven takedown requests under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act on June 10, 2008, for six user blog entries and one user comment published on the Drudge Retort. Here's the text of the requests:
From: Keselman, Irene
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:07 AM
To: 'Rogers Cadenhead'
Subject: 2008.06.10 Drudge Retort - unauthorized use of AP content
Dear Mr. Cadenhead,
Further to our earlier correspondence, below are DMCA Notices of Copyright Infringement. Please note that the below lists specific posts and/or comments within the original article/post. Please remove them as soon as possible.
I certify under penalty of perjury, that I am an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property rights and that the information contained in this notice is accurate.
I have a good faith belief that the page or material listed below is not authorized by law for use by the individual(s) associated with the identified page listed below or their agents and therefore infringes the copyright owner's rights.
I HEREBY DEMAND THAT YOU ACT EXPEDITIOUSLY TO REMOVE OR DISABLE ACCESS TO THE PAGE OR MATERIAL CLAIMED TO BE INFRINGING.
This notice is sent pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the European Union's Directive on the Harmonisation of Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society (2001/29/EC), and/or other laws and regulations relevant in European Union member states or other jurisdictions.
My contact information is as follows:
Organization name: The Associated Press
Full: Irene/The Associated Press
450 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
*** INFRINGING PAGE OR MATERIAL ***
Infringing pages/materials that I demand be disabled or removed in consideration of the above:
Infringing title: Will: The Gas Prices We DeserveInfringing URL: http://www.drudge.com/news/108630/gas-prices-we-deserve#2091409
Infringing title: Boxer Pushes for Climate Bill
Infringing post: Posted by rcade at 08:33 AM
Infringing title: Clinton Expects Race to End Next Week
Infringing post: Posted by Buffalo_Bob at 05:22 PM
Infringing title: Home Prices Fall at Record Rate
Infringing post: Posted by Zatoichi at 05:10 PM
Infringing title: McCain Rejects Pastor's Endorsement
Infringing post: Posted by reinheitsgebot at 05:15 PM
Infringing title: Bush: Current Wars Are Like WW II
Infringing post: Posted by rcade at 06:08 PM
Infringing title: Honda Introduces Four New Hybrids
Infringing post: Posted by rcade at 09:58 AM
My electronic signature follows:
Irene/The Associated Press