#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 21st, 2013 14:09
#2 By: Barry_Stock, August 21st, 2013 14:24
You are lying. You are a liar. No offense intended, but it is important that it is said.
Everybody who read your letter.
#3 By: Nathan Hornby, August 21st, 2013 14:30
Cyveillance has to be the worst company name I've ever heard.
#4 By: Acer Platanoides , August 21st, 2013 14:33
I dunno, it's pretty terrible, but my wallet reflexively clenches every time I hear "Comcast". Maybe I'm not objective, having been a customer once.
#5 By: Sean, August 21st, 2013 14:38
What a terrible response. I wouldn't even accept that from my 2.5 year old daughter, should she similarly be caught with her hand in the cookie jar.
It takes a deliberate act to send a C&D like a legal document (or if it doesn't, it should). You don't do it by accident.
#6 By: Acer Platanoides , August 21st, 2013 14:47
You certainly don't do it repeatedly, in error.
I like "accitentional" to describe such events.
#7 By: WearySky, August 21st, 2013 14:53
Companies send automated letters like this all over the place (look at all the places that have received DMCA takedown notices due to automated bots thinking that Cory's "Homeland" novel was an episode of the TV show "Homeland").
Having said that, this particular one seems like it would be hard to "accidentally" send out in any kind of automated way.
#8 By: Manny, August 21st, 2013 14:56
If they advised TorrentFreak to ignore the notice, have they told their legal department or Cyveillance? If I were TorrentFreak, I'd want some solid signed documentation on the "oops", not just an email.
#9 By: David Emigh, August 21st, 2013 15:01
Three words: Weak, Lame, Cowardly.
#10 By: Immutable Michael, August 21st, 2013 15:50
That photo of us putting a gun to your head? Typo.
#11 By: Michael Edwards, August 21st, 2013 15:51
Hi Cory - I saw your post that the media had noticed and wanted to let you your readers know this notice was sent in error (in that we thought you guys wouldn't notice), and we have advised TorrentFreak to disregard it. We apologize for any confusion getting caught.
At least that's how I read it in my head.
#12 By: Cowicide, August 21st, 2013 22:40
Comcast has too much power. They can affect half the country with a flick of their wrist. It's time to break them up. They wield too many monopolistic powers as to be good for society. They are simply too big to exist in a truly free market. Break it up.
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#13 By: Cary, August 23rd, 2013 14:19
I always picture Gilda...
#14 By: Cory Doctorow, August 26th, 2013 14:09
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