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] VERIO An NTT Communications Company Writer's Direct Numbers o) 303-645-1912 fax) 303-708-2445 e-mail: dthompson[at]verio.net April 20, 2007 Via Certified Mail John Young Cryptome Org 251 West 89th Street New Yor, NY 10024 RE: www.cryptome.org Dear Mr. Young, This letter is to notify you that we are terminating your service for violation of our Acceptable Use Policy, effective Friday May 4, 2007. We are providing you with two week notice to locate another service provider. Sincerely, VERIO INC. an NTT Communications Company [Signed] Danna Thompson Legal Department Verio Inc. 8005 S. Chester Street Suite 200 Englewood, CO 80112 www.verio.com Cryptome note: This notice of termination is surprising for Verio has been consistently supportive of freedom of information against those who wish to suppress it. Since 1999 Cryptome has received a number of e-mailed notices from Verio's legal department in response to complaints from a variety of parties, ranging from British intelligence to alleged copyright holders to persons angry that their vices have been exposed (see below). In every case Verio has heretofore accepted Cryptome's explanation for publishing material, and in some cases removal of the material, and service has continued. In this latest instance there was no notice received from Verio
and confidentiality policy in light of Verio's acquistion by NTT. We would like to learn more about news reports on your arrangements with the US government concerning its access to your customers' confidential information. We have read the August 15 news release on your Web site which states: In connection with the proceedings, NTT Communications and Verio, following consummation of the transaction, will supplement Verio's existing internal operational policies, manuals and procedures for handling lawful requests of law enforcement agencies, including formal security procedures to protect classified information. These new steps will also ensure that Verio customer information is not disclosed to unauthorized parties. NTT Communications and Verio believe that these steps further goals shared by the industry and are fully consistent with the requirements of Verio's customers. Could you provide to me a written copy of your "policies, manuals and procedures for handling lawful requests of law enforcement agencies," as well as the "supplement" to made of them under NTT's agreement with the US government. We wish to inform our customers of these provisions to assure that their confidential information has been and will be fully protected as provided by US law and according to our agreement for Digital Nation's services and Verio's policy on privacy. The provisions will be published on our Web site at cryptome.org, as this letter has been published. We very much appreciate Verio's past adherence to exemplary standards of privacy protection and higly principled support of Cryptome's right to publish controversial information. Thank you very much, John Young Cryptome Tel: 212-873-8700 Fax: 212-787-6102
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 13:06:12 -0400 To: cchunt[at]hway.net From: John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com> Subject: British Request to Remove Document Mr. Charles Hunt Acceptable Use Department Verio Tel: 561-912-2536 Dear Mr. Hunt
It was a pleasure to speak with you today about the document on my site Cryptome: http://cryptome.org/mi5-lis-uk.htm. Your courtesy and supportive remarks are very much appreciated. This will confirm that I decline to remove the document in response to your forwarded request from a "British Intelligence Agency" made to Verio's legal department. I do not believe that posting the document is illegal under US law and does not violate Verio's terms of acceptable use. And that an informal request, not a court order, is insufficient reason to remove the document which provides significant public information. I told you that I knew of three other instances of British intelligence documents being posted on the Internet, and that they had been removed by the ISPs (Yahoo and Geocities) without public explanation of why or what justification was given for their removal. Thus, I would like to obtain information on the British request to Verio in or to publish the information on Cryptome. In response to your invitation to send a letter for forwarding to Verio's legal department I would very much appreciate learning, in writing if possible: 1. Who made the request: person, title and agency. 2. When it was made. 3. To whom it was made. 4. Its format, whether verbal or written or both. 5. A description of the request or a copy if it was written. 6. Other means discussed between British Intelligence and Verio to remove the document. 7. How the request relates to Verio's acceptable use policy. Verio's response and this message will be published on Cryptome to provide information on how British Intelligence conducts its affairs in the US. Regards, John Young Cryptome 251 West 89th Street New York, NY 10024 212-873-8700
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 13:45:26 -0600 From: Verio Legal Department <legal4[at]verio.net> To: jya[at]pipeline.com Subject: Re: cryptome.org - Notification of DMCA Copyright Infringement
Dear Mr. Young, This letter is to inform you that we have received proper notification under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) regarding copyright infringement on your site. Please remove the infringing materials by Thursday, September 20, 2001, or we will be required by the DMCA to disable your entire site, http://www.cryptome.org. To read the DMCA, please see the link to the Act on http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/onlinesp/ . Sincerely, Legal Department VERIO Inc. > -------- Original Message -------> Subject: Re: cryptome.org - Notification of DMCA Copyright Infringement > Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:52:24 -0600 > From: "Stephen Bean" <SBean[at]kmclaw.com> > To: <legal4[at]verio.net> > > > > This letter is to notify you that your network is contributing to > copyright infringement in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright > Act ("DMCA") at the following Internet location: > > Web Page http://cryptome.org/homormon.htm > IP Address 184.108.40.206/homormon.htm > > We represent Intellectual Reserve, Inc. ("IRI"), the owner of the > copyright in an original work titled "Understanding and Helping > Individuals with Homosexual Problems." IRI has a good faith belief that > the material posted at this site is a reproduction of its copyrighted > work and that IRI, its agents, or the law has not authorized this > reproduction. > > We determined your involvement in this matter by running a trace route > utility on the above web address, which yielded an IP address of > 220.127.116.11. It is our understanding that Verio, Inc. maintains the > netblock 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124. > > In accordance with United States copyright law, we ask that you > immediately remove or disable the aforesaid infringing web page. The > posting of this copyrighted material on your network is in clear > violation of the DMCA. See, 17 U.S.C. � 512(c). > > We request a response from you as to your intentions no later than > Friday, September 21, 2001, at which time we will advise IRI of its next > course of action against the proprietor of the web site and any persons > or entities knowingly facilitating this infringement. > > The information in this notification is accurate and I attest, under > penalty of perjury, that I am authorized to act on behalf of IRI, the > owner with exclusive rights to the aforesaid work. > > > Sincerely, >
> > > > > > > > > > > >
KIRTON & McCONKIE /s/ Stephen H. Bean Stephen H. Bean, Esq. Kirton & McConkie 1800 Eagle Gate Tower 60 East South Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0120 (801) 323-5941 direct (801) 328-3600 main (801) 321-4893 fax
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 14:08:55 -0600 From: Verio Legal Department <legal4[at]verio.net> To: John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com> Subject: Re: cryptome.org - Notification of DMCA Copyright Infringement Thank you for your prompt response. John Young wrote: > > > > > > > > > Dear Legal Department, The file, http://cryptome.org/homormon.htm, has been removed. Regards, John Young Cryptome
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 13:54:10 -0700 From: Verio Legal Department <legal4[at]verio.net> To: jya[at]pipeline.com Subject: [Re: cryptome.org - Notification of DMCA Copyright Infringement] Dear Mr. Young, This letter is to inform you that we have received another notification under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) regarding copyright infringement on your site (see below). We request that you remove the infringing URL, www.cryptome.org/homormon.htm, by October 31, 2001, or we will be required by the DMCA to disable your entire site, http://www.cryptome.org. Also, please be informed that accounts of repeat infringers will be terminated pursuant to our Acceptable Use Policy. You may review this policy on the verio.com site. Please confirm via email.
Sincerely, Legal Department VERIO Inc. -------- Original Message -------Subject: Fwd: Re: cryptome.org - Notification of DMCA CopyrightInfringement Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 12:53:22 -0700 From: "Stephen Bean" <SBean[at]kmclaw.com> To: <legal4[at]verio.net> Ms. Thompson, Following our telephone conversation earlier today, I am sending you this second notice that copyright infringement is again occurring at the web page www.cryptome.org/homormon.htm. We ask for your immediate assistance in removing - for a second time - the copyrighted material from the above web page. Also, it might be advisable to inform your contact for this web page that we have evidence that the same individual is repeatedly trying to disseminate this copyrighted material without authorization from the copyright owner. This is the *fifth* time we have had to take action over this material. Please call me if you would like to discuss these issues further. Yours truly, Steve Bean Stephen H. Bean, Esq. Kirton & McConkie 1800 Eagle Gate Tower 60 East South Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0120 (801) 323-5941 direct (801) 328-3600 main (801) 321-4893 faxDate: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 11:18:39 -0600 From: "Stephen Bean" <SBean[at]kmclaw.com> To: <legal4[at]verio.net> Subject: Re: cryptome.org - Notification of DMCA Copyright Infringement Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Disposition: inline Dear Ms. Thompson, I just checked the Internet and it appears that the offending web page has been disabled. Thank you for your professional and timely assistance in this matter. Steve Bean >>> Verio Legal Department <legal4[at]verio.net> 09/19/01 01:49PM >>> Dear Mr. Bean,
We have notified the customer to remove the infringing materials from their site by Thursday, September 20, 2001. Please verify that the infringing materials were removed on Friday, September 21, 2001 and confirm via email. Sincerely, Legal Department VERIO Inc. Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 14:25:40 -0700 From: Verio Legal Department <legal4[at]verio.net> To: John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com> Subject: [Re: cryptome.org - Notification of DMCA CopyrightInfringement] Dear Mr. Young, Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Legal Department VERIO Inc. ------------------John Young wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Dear Legal Department, I apologize for the homormon document reappearing inadvertently after we had removed it after your first notification. We have recently moved our site to a new Verio service and transferred a back-up archive which contained the document. It was not our intention to violate your previous notice. The document has been removed, permanently, I hope. I acknowledge your warning about site shutdown for violation of use policy and will do my best to keep within our agreement as Verio has done so exceptionally. Regards, John Young
Subject: URGENT NOTICE RE: Freddie Scappaticci - Court Injunction Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:21:27 -0400 From: "Danna L. Thompson" <dlthompson[at]verio.net> To: "John Young" <jya[at]pipeline.com> ATTN: John Young, Cryptome - please confirm via email We are in receipt of a Court Injunction issued by the High Court in Northern Ireland, dated June 29, 2006. We appreciate your compliance and immediate cooperation by removing the message post from your site containing personal information located at URL, http://cryptome.org/scappaticci-mod.htm.
Sincerely, Legal Department Verio Inc., an NTT Communications Company
From: "Danna Thompson" <dlthompson[at]verio.net> To: "'John Young'" <jya[at]pipeline.com> Subject: cryptome.org - Notification of DMCA Copyright Infringement Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 09:55:18 -0700 Dear Mr. Young, We received notification of copyright infringement pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) regarding your site, www.cryptome.org. Please remove the alleged infringing materials, or we will be required by the DMCA to disable access. Please understand that Verio is not in the position of determining who is correct in such disputes. Once we receive a letter that complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), we must proceed in accordance of the requirements of the DMCA or we both may be held liable. Therefore, we have no other choice and must disable access to the site unless the alleged infringing materials have been removed. If you feel that the complainant has made a mistake you may send us a counter notification via fax to 303-708-2445. If we receive a counter notification that complies with the DMCA, we will allow you to repost the materials in 10-14 business days from the date of receipt of the counter notification, unless we receive notice that the complainant has filed a law suit against you. You may also wish to consult an attorney regarding this matter. To read the DMCA, please see the link to the Act on http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/onlinesp/ We appreciate your assistance in resolving this matter. Sincerely, Legal Department VERIO Inc. -----Original Message----Dear VERIO, In the original email SIIA sent, SIIA did include all of the elements as required by the DMCA. They are as follows: 1)Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Sincerely, Sean P Myers
Manager, Internet Anti-Piracy Software & Information Industry Association 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW Sixth Floor Washington, DC 20005 P(202) 789-4477 F(202) 289-7097 To Report Piracy 1-800-388-7478 2 & 3) We recently became aware that some of our member's material is being made available at http://www.cryptome.org/wolff1.html on your Internet service in violation of Federal copyright law, Title 17 of the United States Code. Specifically, Michael Wolff's Information Industry Summit Keynote Address, which is owned by Michael Wolff is being distributed or offered for distribution without proper licenses and/or authorization from our member within Verio, Inc.'s pages. These works are copyrighted works owned by the member above. Federal copyright law provides substantial protection against the unauthorized copying and distribution of copyrighted works. Anyone who copies or distributes these works without authorization of the copyright owner may be subjected to the remedies provided under the copyright law. 4) Sean P Myers Manager, Internet Anti-Piracy Software & Information Industry Association 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW Sixth Floor Washington, DC 20005 P(202) 789-4477 F(202) 289-7097 To Report Piracy 1-800-388-7478 5) SPA has a good faith belief that the infringing activity described above is taking place at the address above and that the information represented is accurate. Please remove the infringing materials immediately. Failure to remove the infringing material described above could subject your Internet service to liability for the material. 6) Pursuant to section 512 of Title 17 of the United States Code, I am writing to formally notify you, as the designated agent of Verio, Inc., of violations occurring on Verio's systems or networks and, in compliance with section 512(c)(3) of Title 17, requesting that you take immediate action to expeditiously remove, or disable access to the infringing material. Under penalty of perjury, SPA has the authority to act on behalf of its members. Please remove the aforementioned material as soon as possible. We originally notified your company of the infringement pursuant to the DMCA on March 1, 2005 and would appreciate your expeditious handling of this matter. Regards, Sean P Myers
Manager, Internet Anti-Piracy Software & Information Industry Association 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW Sixth Floor Washington, DC 20005 smyers[at]siia.net P(202) 789-4477 F(202) 289-7097 To Report Piracy 1-800-388-7478 -----Original Message----From: John Young [mailto:jya[at]pipeline.com] Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 8:53 PM To: legal4 Subject: Re: FW: Notice of Infringement Dear Verio, We have received your forward of the email from Sean Myers which alleges copyright violation of a file on Cryptome. Would it be possible for Sean Myers to provide evidence that the material is owned by Michael Wolff as alleged, with proof of copyright registration? With that evidence it will be possible to consider removal of the file, otherwise we are unable to accept Sean Myer's word for such claims -- which are often made on the Internet these days through threatening e-mails without proof of all too glib DMCA allegations. Indeed, such claims have become abusively pervasive and unjustly interfere with legitimate publication of information of interest in the sordid world of copyright, braggardy and media hustle -- admirably exemplified in the Michael Wolff performance. As you know Cryptome frequently hosts controversial material and is periodically DMCA-threatened without justification, as so far in this instance. To resist the standard DMCA bluff and bluster we are obliged to ask for proof of copyright not a mere assertion in order to not fall prey to legalistic bombast now widespread on the Internet due to the pernicious DMCA and its venal proponents, some say, mouthpieces. Mr. Wolff's mouthpiece has been widely admired and ridiculed, and thus presents a bonafide topic of discussion thanks to the thousands of copies around the net, including one in the Google cache. Thanks very much for your past support for freedom of information on Cryptome and we very much appreciate Verio's fairmindedness hosting of controversial material according to its use policy. Regards, John Young At 05:19 PM 3/8/2005 -0700, you wrote: >ATTN: JOHN YOUNG, please confirm via email >
>We are in receipt of the following notification alleging DMCA copyright >infringement. > >-----Original Message---->From: Sean Myers [mailto:smyers[at]siia.net] >Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 10:42 AM >To: copyright[at]verio.net >Subject: Notice of Infringement >Importance: High > >3/1/2005 > >VIA EMAIL > >Verio, Inc. >8005 South Chester Street, Suite 200 >Englewood, Colorado 80112 >USA >303-708-2445 > >RE: Copyright Infringement > >Dear Verio, Inc.: > >I am writing on behalf of the Software Publishers Association ("SPA"), >a division of the Software & Information Industry Association, the >principal trade group for the code and content industries with about 600 members. >SPA's member software and content publishers look to it to help protect >their intellectual property rights and to stop the unauthorized copying >and distribution of their copyrighted products. > >We recently became aware that some of our member's material is being >made available at http://www.cryptome.org/wolff1.html on your Internet >service in violation of Federal copyright law, Title 17 of the United States Code. >Specifically, Michael Wolff's Information Industry Summit Keynote >Address, which is owned by Michael Wolff is being distributed or >offered for distribution without proper licenses and/or authorization >from our member within Verio, Inc.'s pages. These works are >copyrighted works owned by the member above. Federal copyright law >provides substantial protection against the unauthorized copying and >distribution of copyrighted works. Anyone who copies or distributes >these works without authorization of the copyright owner may be subjected to the remedies provided under the copyright law. > >Section 504 of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. �504), allows a copyright >owner to recover monetary damages from the direct infringer and, under >theories of contributory infringement and vicarious liability, from the >indirect infringer. These damages are measured either by: (1) its >actual damages plus any additional profits of the infringer >attributable to the infringement, or (2) statutory damages, of up to >$150,000 for each copyrighted work infringed in the case of willful >infringement. The copyright owner also has the right to permanently >enjoin an infringer under section 502 of the Copyright Act from >engaging in further infringing activities and may be awarded costs and
attorneys' fees under Section 505. > >The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. �512, >establishes a "notice-and-take-down" mechanism which immunizes ISPs >from copyright infringement liability when the ISP aides copyright >owners and their agents in removing infringing materials from the >Internet upon receipt of notification by copyright owners or their >agents of infringements taking place over their systems or networks. > >Pursuant to section 512 of Title 17 of the United States Code, I am >writing to formally notify you, as the designated agent of Verio, Inc., >of violations occurring on Verio's systems or networks and, in >compliance with >section 512(c)(3) of Title 17, requesting that you take immediate >action to expeditiously remove, or disable access to the infringing >material. Under penalty of perjury, SPA has the authority to act on behalf of its members. >SPA has a good faith belief that the infringing activity described >above is taking place at the address above and that the information >represented is accurate. Please remove the infringing materials >immediately. Failure to remove the infringing material described above >could subject your Internet service to liability for the material. > >Please provide us with your written assurances by 3/15/05 that you >complied with our request and removed the infringing material. We >trust that this matter can be resolved amicably and that both parties >can be spared the expense and inconvenience of litigation. Please >contact me if you have any questions or want to discuss this matter. > >Thank you in advance for your cooperation. > >Sincerely, > >Sean P Myers > > >Manager, Internet Anti-Piracy >Software & Information Industry Association 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW >Sixth Floor Washington, DC >20005 >P(202) 789-4477 >F(202) 289-7097 > >To Report Piracy >1-800-388-7478 > From: "Danna Thompson" <dlthompson[at]verio.net> To: "'John Young'" <jya[at]pipeline.com> Subject: FW: [AB-C2212406L] cryptome.org Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 23:43:32 -0700 ATTN: John Young, Cryptome - please confirm receipt via email We are in receipt of the following complaint.
==== Forwarded Ticket ==== From: "Covert User" <covertuser[at]hotmail.com> To: abuse[at]verio.net, support[at]verio.net Subject: cryptome.org Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 06:07:34 +0000 A site your company hosts is a threat to national security as well as a threat to our public servants. The site www.cryptome.org should be removed from your servers. This is not a freedom of speech issue when it jeopardizes the lives of citizens of this country, like law enforcement officers, soldiers, politicians, and private citizens like yourselves. P.W.
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