It just doesn’t get any better than this: Pirate Bay’s online collection of legal threat letters and their responses. The response to Billy Corgan/Warner (of Smashing Pumpkins and quaintly aging misogyny) says it all:
> First Notice of Infringement and Declaration
“First Notice of Infringement”? Is that kind of like when I don’t pay my
bills on time? “First notice”, “Second notice”, “Third notice”, “WE KILL
YOU!”, then a package with the sawed-off head of a pig? (…)
(…) > IMMEDIATELY REMOVE ALL UNRELEASED AND UNAUTHORIZED MATERIAL IN
> CONNECTION WITH BILLY CORGAN.
IMMEDIATELY STOP SCREAMING. You may also consider not using red,
underlined HTML. (…)
(…) We are well aware of the fact that The Pirate Bay falls outside the
scope of the DMCA – after all, the DMCA is a US-specific legislation,
and TPB is hosted in the land of vikings, reindeers, Aurora Borealis and
cute blonde girls.
> I make this declaration conscientiously, believing it to be true and
> correct, and in accordance with the laws of each of the countries
> above. I am aware and agree that the contents of this statement may
> be relied upon against me in any court or arbitration proceeding.
So it’s OK with you if we bring legal action against you for
a) claiming that we host any infringing files, which we don’t,
b) claiming that DMCA has any relation what so ever to the activites of
c) making my eyes bleed by writing in UPPERCASE, underlined, and red
> Dorothy Sherman
> Digital Signature: Verisign
I fixed the typo for you.
But don’t stop there, read more. (Thanks, Courtney!)