Office Depot DMCA

Office Depot DMCA

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Overview

Office Depot DMCA was a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice issued by the legal representatives of the Americans office stationary retailer Office Depot to request for the removal of an image that was posted on Reddit's self-satirical /r/circlejerk community in April 2013.

Background

On April 5th, 2013, Redditor heisenberg69 submitted a post titled “TIL that the Nazi swastika fits perfectly into the Office Depot logo” to /r/circlejerk,[4] a meta-subreddit that pokes fun at the subculture of Reddit. The post linked to an Imgur page containing a logo of the office product supply retailer Office Depot with an asymmetrical swastika drawn inside of it. While the image was well-received within /r/circlejerk as a clever satire of TIL (today I learned) posts and Nazi conspiracist theories that are all too commonly shared on the site, the satirical edge was less apparent to those unfamiliar with the premise of the subreddit.


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Then on November 6th, 2013, Office Depot sent a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)[1] notice to Reddit, requesting the removal of heisenberg69’s "racist, hateful and violent" post from the site.

Notable Developments

The same day, the tech news site Tech Dirt[2] mocked the unfounded basis of Office Depot's copyright infringement claim in an article titled "Office Depot Sends World's Worst DMCA Notice To Reddit." The article was subsequently linked to the /r/technology[3] subreddit, where it received more than 19,600 up votes and 1,600 comments in the first 24 hours.


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Also on November 6th, Redditor RalphiesBoogers submitted a post titled “Googled ‘Office Depot CEO.’ Was not disappoint” to the /r/circlejerk[6] subreddit, featuring a screenshot of a Google image search results page for the keywords “office depot ceo” containing images of the Nazi Germany dictator Adolph Hitler (shown below). In less than 24 hours, the post garnered upwards of 7,400 up votes and 200 comments.


Firefox ▼ should i blow up office depot -Gog W ANFO - Wikipedia, the free encyclope.x Penske Truck Rental - Moving Trucks...xoffice depot ceo - Google Search https://w w w google.com/search?um=1&hlzen&clients firefox a&r s=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&biw=1525&bih=7418 tbm= sch&sa=1&qs office-depot ce should i blow up office depot +You Search Images Mail Drive Calendar Sites Groups Contacts More- Google office depot ceo Web Images Maps Shopping More Search tools Safe Search Related searches: aids Kampf ▲ Pair.all 4/5/2013

As of 3 p.m. (ET), November 7th, at least 275 discussion posts ridiculing Office Depot's DMCA notice have been submitted to the /r/circlejerk[5] subreddit.


MY SUBREDDITS RANDOM | NEWS TECHNOLOGY VIDEOS ASKREDDIT PICS CARCRASH ANNOUNCEMENTS ANSWERS APPLE ASKSCIENCE - BESTOF BLOG-BUSINES alphanove CIRCLEJERK hot new rising controversialto ilded wiki e /u/heisenberg69 received a DMCA notice from Office Depot's lawyers for posting this image to /r/circlejerk. If this gets 1,000 upvotes, I will enable link posts for all CJ users. But when we do, don't post this image and variations thereof (wink wink). (i.imgur.com (16510) submitted 1 hour ago by dhamster 249 comments share save hide report ↑ 496 Tony the Tiger says to eat your breakfast! [x-post /r/Kelloggs] (5761150) submitted 4 hours ago by ParakeetNippleM 98 comments share save hide report (i.imgur.com.) 2 e My First DIM]CA request, be gentle! (iimgur.com T (5113) submitted 19 minutes ago by ILiedAboutTheCake 8eb 継 6 comments share save hide report e Choo Choo (.imgur.com) (482) submitted 21 minutes ago by The-Magic-Sky-Fairy 5 comments share save hide report e Have you seen Office Depot's new logo? (imgur.com T (5712) submitted 21 minutes ago by calland36 3 comments share save hide report e Adolf Hitler became dictator of Germany on March 23, 1933. Office Depot was founded on March 23, 1986. Mere coincidence? i.imgur.com) (4516) submitted 16 minutes ago by Ralphies Boogers 3 comments share save hide report 109 Aa (132126) submitted 4 hours ago by ParakeetNipple [M] e Erin submitted this earlier (imgur.com e THIS (imgur.com) 43 comments share save hide report AN (2012) submitted 12 minutes ago by WillTrivium comment share save hide report T (2013) submitted 13 minutes ago by CaptainTurdWaffle 1 comment share save hide report AN e DAE Office Depot sucks (i.imgur.com 10 (610) submitted 15 minutes ago by thelove pirate comment share save hide report Office TIL that the NAZI SWASTIKA fits perfectly into the Office Depot logo UPVOTE FOR VISIBILITY 11DEPOT [FIXED] (iimgur.com) (2814) submitted 11 minutes ago by RalphiesBoogers comment share save hide report 継 e Please stop posting this picture!! guys. really. (i.imgur.com T (2113) submitted 11 minutes ago by CALL-OF-THE-TURD 12 comment share save hide report

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