The fight to Publish – Dispute between Tapoban and Google finds resolution

On 27 February 2008, Osho Tapoban's main website www.tapoban.com along with other 17 URLs related with Tapoban's webpage were suspended and removed from the Google search pages.

The Google Team informed Tapoban that they had suspended access to the above URLs after being notified that Tapoban was violating the copyrights of others over the use of Osho's lectures, pictures, signature and meditation. Google stated, “Google has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that some of your materials allegedly infringe upon the copyrights of OIF."

Relating to the suspension of Tapoban's URLs, on 14 March 2008, Osho Tapoban sent a counter complaint to Google Legal Support to reinstate the suspension directive, and permit access to Tapoban's URLs in its search results. The complaint was made in pursuant to the related sections of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).

On their request for information following the counter notification placed by OshoTapoban, Google informed them that it was being processed legally. Osho Tapoban's website had already been suspended for almost 2 months from Google search results and they were eagerly waiting for a response from Google relating to the counter notification.

On 21 April 2008, Osho Tapoban received a welcome further notice from Google, stating that their counter complaint had been processed and Tapoban's website was being re-included in the Google search results.

Google notified, "In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have completed processing your counter complaint dated 3/14/08. The following web pages have been re-included:….."

Tapoban wish to thank their legal advisors and friends who supported them during the legal process, and helped them re-establish their URLs. They state that these are contributing much to help spread the word of and about their beloved master OSHO.

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