How will hackaday projects be responding to takedown requests?

jacksonliam wrote 03/13/2014 at 23:068 points

Let's say someone uploads something like the details of a protocol, the BOM/devised schematic of a product, details of how to run custom code on a games console or a replacement firmware for a device.

Then a company asks either nicely or not so nicely for it to be taken down, what's going to happen? Does it depend on if they have a case for legal action in the US?


Aleksandar Bradic wrote 03/14/2014 at 01:28 point
Hi Jackson. Great question ! I don't think there is a simple answer other than that we'll address any takedown request on the case-by-case basis and try to act in the spirit of Hackaday as much as possible. We'll do our best to keep the 'borderline' content up, but if something is obviously illegal we'll have to comply with the law. Rest assured we won't be doing auto-takedowns just because someone asked for it :P

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jacksonliam wrote 03/14/2014 at 09:20 point
Great answer, sounds like the fairest option. I'm sure most people would rather you were more Piratebay than YouTube, but in reality it has to be somewhere in the middle :-)

I assume the site is owned and hosted in the US, so it's US law that must be followed?

Cheers, Liam

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 03/15/2014 at 01:02 point
Thanks ! Site is hosted in the US, but I think we will have to add CDN (probably Akamai), which might complicate matters a bit, since in that case parts of the content will be served from edge servers which may be local. I am not sure what are the jurisdictional implications of that but I guess we'll learn all about it when someone comes knockin' ;)

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