We happened upon a new and creative way to create the potential for litigation and scare the uninformed into not blogging or sharing your “content”. Kudos to Caramel, fool me the third time and shame on me, Biscotti for coming up with this one. His site now references the Electronics Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 and states the usual copying, forwarding, ect. are prohibited and protected by said act.
We predict those that are litigious and want iron-clad protections from the buzzards of bigfootery who like to steal content will be thwarted, throttled and generally shut down by Carmine’s innovation. Excellent work. You know who you are, you need to put this one in the playbook. Does one violate the ECPA by using the same clause on their site? Oh my, circular bigfootery trouble. Anyways, third and fourth level bigfooters and those that want the opportunity sue, hop to it and take your chances in violating Carmine’s ECPA rights by posting your very own ECPA notice. Do it now, nothing more to see here, hurry. Others may read on.
For the rest of you who read lower into the post, ECPA regulates when electronic communications can be intercepted, monitored, or reviewed by third parties, making it a crime to intercept or procure electronic communications unless otherwise provided for under law or an exception to ECPA. The target of the law is to legislate electronic privacy protections for citizens from the government, especially law enforcement. As a group who have backgrounds in things other than law our collective reading may be off, but we do commend him for creativity. Our opinion is bigpuffery; a combination of being uninformed, it sounding good to him, maybe he knew the uninformed would buy it, but as Click and Clack like to say – BO OO OO GUSS. If he could practice law, he could attempt to apply attorney/client privilege to the website.
Safe travels – we will be checking out PACER to see if there is any new law suit updates tonight.