AFTER LEGAL ACTION THREATENED
by Sharon Rondeau
Minutes after sending AWS an email Thursday referring to legal action for the company’s failure to remove our copyrighted material from its servers, AWS appears, as this story goes to press, to have disabled the site, as “Error 502” messages are now appearing when the navigational tabs, mimicking The Post & Email’s, are clicked.
We had contacted an attorney Thursday morning given AWS’s recalcitrance in taking down the offending website after acknowledging that its activity constituted “abuse,” as we had reported on August 24.
After being informed that day that an investigation into our complaint was under way, we heard nothing from AWS until we recontacted them on Tuesday.
The AWS customer agreement states, in part:
4.2 Your Content. You will ensure that Your Content and your and End Users’ use of Your Content or the Service Offerings will not violate any of the Policies or any applicable law. You are solely responsible for the development, content, operation, maintenance, and use of Your Content.
todaystopics.com is the second website which has copied The Post & Email’s work wholesale in the space of a year, registered its domain name with GoDaddy.com, and secured hosting from AWS.