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But it isn't their fault. They're only doing their job. It's Steve Jobs' fault. You know: the guy who said he didn't like DRM.

From: Ramage, Ian <iramage@omm.com>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 3:02 PM
To: sam - at - odio.com
Subject: [URGENT] Illegal Dissemination of Circumvention Technology -- Immediate Action Requested
Importance: High

Sam Odio
14525 SW Millikan #39248
Beaverton, OR 97005-2343

Mr. Odio:

We represent Apple Inc. ("Apple"). It has come to our attention that a website you operate, www.bluwiki.com, is disseminating information designed to circumvent Apple's FairPlay digital rights management system. This information is available at http://bluwiki.com/go/Ipodhash.

FairPlay is considered anti-circumvention technology under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA explicitly prohibits the dissemination of information that can be used to circumvent such technology.

Apple therefore requests that you immediately disable the thread at http://bluwiki.com/go/Ipodhash. Please notify me by reply e-mail once you have done so, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


/s/ Ian Ramage

Ian Ramage
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Two Embarcadero Center, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
iramage - at - omm.com

DMCA Certification: I hereby state, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the activities identified above are not authorized by Apple, that the information in this notification is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on behalf of Apple in this regard.

Ramage writes again - from his Windows computer and MS Outlook of course.

From: iramage@omm.com
Subject: RE: [URGENT] Illegal Dissemination of Circumvention Technology -- Immediate Action Requested
To: sam - at - odioworks.com

Per our conversation, the three webpages that I have identified that violate the DMCA are the following:

If there are others related to circumventing Apple's FairPlay technology and/or the iPod/iPhone anti-circumvention measures, those need to come down as well.

I look forward to your prompt response.

The good news is the EFF are getting involved.

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