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Odd Complaint from law firm re: use of ODP/DMOZ content

Thread starter #1

mwelch

New Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2012
To whom at DMOZ/ODP should I forward the non-redacted version of this email? (Assuming that anyone is concerned about it.)

>> I'm [name] from [firm-name] Law Group. We have just found out and want to report that [web sites] are using dmoz.org content on their website thus violating the term &
condition of dmoz.org. It's an act of content infringement and need to be taken care of asap. * * * << [sic]
 
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pvgool

kEditall/kCatmv
Curlie Meta
Joined
Oct 8, 2002
Using content of DMOZ is allowed.
But you must comply to the rules and have the proper attribution on all pages of your website that contain DMOZ content.
see https://curlie.org/docs/en/license.html
AOL has his own legal department and I doubt they will use an outside company for such contacts.
 
Thread starter #3

mwelch

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Oct 17, 2012
Thank you, but I already realized it was not legitimate (if the grammar weren't enough of a clue, there were several other obvious signs). From a quick inspection, it appears that the sites referenced in the email appear to be in full compliance with DMOZ rules.

I just thought that the administrators or legal team might want to receive a copy of the actual email to evaluate whether they should take some action. Some ISPs might respond differently, believing that this is a communication from an attorney representing DMOZ/ODP.