followgreg - 1:47 pm on Dec 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
12 other people had participated in the thread. And yes a couple of them sent me a messages, not too happy.
It's scary that a person like the plaintiff can find a way to remove a page from Google's index. It was really so little, so generic content that I think no one would have paid attention. If I would send DMCA's for that little, I'd spend my time doing only that.
Actually I probably could have fought the claim but anyways what's troubling me is how Google actually obeyed. Come on! 3 lines of generic text, user generated, on a public forum, followed by unique user content!
If every nutjob on the planet get their way like this, we'll be swamped in DMCA requests very soon.
Now it was in French language, so maybe the Google reviewer (if there was a reviewer which I doubt) couldn't understand how silly this complaint was...