More like DMC-Yay! Am I right?
[T]oday, our hosting company, ServerBeach, to whom we pay $6,954.37 every month to host Edublogs, turned off our webservers, without notice, less than 12 hours after issuing us with a DMCA email.
Because one of our teachers, in 2007, had shared a copy of Beck’s Hopelessness Scale with his class, a 20 question list, totalling some 279 words, published in 1974, that Pearson would like you to pay $120 for.
Oh all right then, a little bit of comment… Look. Copyright is out of control. It needs to be fixed (or killed with fire and reborn like a phoenix) or it will destroy the people it pretends to protect (hint: creatives like you and me).
Note that the EduBlogs guys have a solid system in place to remove any identified copyright violating content, and several contact numbers for their host, and removed all access to the offending 5 year old blog post immediately…and…and…
I hope they move their $80,000+ annual server contract somewhere else, not that that will fix the problems with the US copyright enforcement system.