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18 July 2007 @ 12:45 pm
Latest LJ-Abuse stupidity ("aka free support: you get the quality you pay for"): threatening to suspend accounts for *reviews* of Deathly Hallows for, get this "copyright infringement".
Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on July 18th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
Given the fact that there should be no copies of DH available yet, I think Scholastic is probably partially behind this. They're going after legally anyone posting stuff on the web that includes anything resembling the plot or spoilers for the book--and given that anyone who got copies prior to the release dates should've signed NDAs and the like...

If the guy's a customer who 'accidentally' got an advanced copy early because of someone else's illegality, I can see why LJ Abuse may have requested he take the post down.

And if he did get an advanced copy for screening purposes, why the hell is he putting it on LJ and not a legitimate source?

Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on July 18th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
OK, I just re-read that and it's kind of badly worded as anything resembling an arguement, so to clarify: I'm not really trying to engage in a legal arguement over it, just state that I can see why LJ Abuse may have acted in the way that they did, and why, and that I don't think the OP should be getting their undies in a bunch from the request given the bigger picture surrounding DH right now.

And I agree with one of the commenters that he should just take it down and re-post it after midnight his local time. At that point, if LJ Abuse came back, I think he *should* tell them to bite him. It's only the pre-release element I'm having issues with.