Patrice Riemens on Mon, 11 Jan 2010 16:12:06 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Facebook demands Cease & Desist for the "Web 2.0 Suicide Machine"

(Florian Cramer:)

> The subject line says it all. On behalf of Facebook, the law firm
> Perkins Coie has sent a Cease and Desist letter to Mike van Gaasbeek
> from WORM <>, the Rotterdam-based experimental arts
> center of which MODDR_labs <>, creators of the Web
> 2.0 Suicide Machine <>, are a part of.

Wouldn't it be helpful to have some more context here. Why is Facebook
threatening to sue WORM? What's the case, what are they making of it. Or
are we supposed to be omniscient or supposed to react automatically when a
corporate force attacks an artistic project or institution?

Ever since the Google Eats Itself project I have become wary of granting
prima facie credence to claims of 'artists under attack'. I at least would
like to have some more elements to base my (informed, afap) opinion on,
including "audi et alteram partem".  Sorry for being un-PC.

cheers from patrizio and Diiiinooos!

PS And even in the case all this has been discussed at length in previous
post (not that _I_ am aware of), the context needs, at least, to be

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