Ashley Madison and Copyright Law
Hacker group Impact Team has followed through on its threat to release over 30 million user records from the extramarital dating service Ashley Madison, but site owner Avid Life Media continues using copyright law to limit the distribution of the leak. Relying on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Avid Life has successfully obtained takedowns of links to the data posted onFacebook, Twitter and Reddit. Additional takedown notices have shut down metasites permitting search of the data leak by account email address or phone number.
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