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    This has been the case for a long time and upheld in court repeatedly (see below).

    More recently, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) specifically states in Title II, Sec. 202, 512:

    “(a) TRANSITORY DIGITAL NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS

    — A service provider shall not be liable for monetary relief, or, except as provided in subsection (j), for injunctive or other equitable relief, for infringement of copyright by reason of the provider’s transmitting, routing, or providing connections for, material through a system or network controlled or operated by or for the service provider, or by reason of the intermediate and transient storage of that material in the course of such transmitting, routing, or providing connections, if-

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    For those who didn’t read the legalese above, it states that ISPs are NOT liable for customer content. Previous case law further shows this is true:

    Prodigy Prevails in Libel Suit
    AOL Cleared of Defamation
    CDA’s ISP Protections Upheld
    Blumenthal v America Online and Zeran vs America Online
    Batzel vs Cremers/Smith (Jun 9, 2004)

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    Read their correspondence with AltNews.INFO here.

    Note: No where in any of our researching could we find any reference between this group of people and the “trademarked” nuance ‘Altnews’, which is markedly different than ‘AltNews.INFO’ which is its own separate entity, not used commercially, and in fact is simply a statement of fact about the URL you have arrived on, not a logo, or anything else that infringes on any commercially traded nuance called “Altnews”. To this moment Windhover Creative Partners, LLC have never provided proof of the ownership of the nuance “Altnews” to this staff.

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