Security quotes of the week
Posted Aug 17, 2012 14:08 UTC (Fri) by mpr22
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The chance of getting caught is non-zero. If you get caught, then none of the possible scenarios end well for you. If it isn't your material, then you don't have standing to issue a DMCA takedown in the first place and you are probably violating the copyright yourself.
If it is your own material, then the following text found on the editing page of Wikipedia is of interest:
Which is to say: If it's your material, then by posting it you gave Wikipedia a license. Hence, a DMCA takedown would not be valid unless you can show that Wikipedia's subsequent distribution of the material violates the terms under which you agreed to license it.
There's also the matter that going straight to the "file a DMCA notice" step when dealing with Wikipedia makes you look like a jerk.
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