LayerVault. What's up with the DMCA?

10 years ago from Allan Yu, YUI/YUX?YUSUX?

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 10 years ago

    I completely agree. DMCA is a very, very blunt object to use in this way, and it makes me like LayerVault a lot less for taking that path.

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    • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, 10 years ago

      Exactly. Yes, I can understand they felt frustrated at what they perceived as theft, but when you're about to go on the offensive, you need to step back and attempt to recognise how a disinterested observer might see things.

      We've seen dozens of examples recently of companies acting recklessly and doing damage to their brands because they believed themselves in the right (see Quirky's protest out the front of OXO's offices in January, for example: It's a bit disappointing that LV followed suit. Didn't expect this from them at all.

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      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 10 years ago

        “Didn't expect this from them at all” — And I think that's the issue. LayerVault seems like a well intentioned company making a helpful and worthy product with a transparent business model. Not doing anything would have been a far more sane approach that aligns with what I assume their goals and motivations are.

        2 points