Dancing in Oregon videos/ Background
Recently certain Osho videos originally located at http://www.vimeo.com/5771061 and http://www.vimeo.com/5771124 were removed by Vimeo because they had received information from Osho International Foundation (OIF) that they trespassed upon copyright, etc.
Devopama here in England challenged this view and made a counter notification, letters detailing this below. We are told by Devopama today (October 7th) that no such notice of legal proceeding from OIF mentioned as a possibility by Vimeo in their initial letter has been received, and Vimeo will now reinstate the videos.
Exchange of Letters detailing the dispute
from Devopama to Vimeo:
1. This is in relation to your notification suspending access
to the following URL: http://www.vimeo.com/5771061
2. I, Stewart Edwards, (Devopama)
do hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court in San Francisco County, California and agree that I will accept service of process from the person who provided notification
under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
3. I swear under penalty of perjury that each search result, message or other item of content identified in the notification is non-infringing. Osho International Foundation (OIF) does not own now, or ever before, the copyrights in the work of the mystic Osho.
The findings against OIF in a domain name dispute in 2000 (Claim Number: FA0006000094990) and before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in 2009 both demonstrate that OIF’s claims to own all rights in Osho and His work are unfounded.
4. You are accordingly requested to reinstate the suspension directive and permit access to the aforesaid Dancing in Oregon videos
Look forward to receive your confirmation of having revoked the suspension.
Devopama (Stewart Edwards) M.A.,Ph.D.
From Vimeo to Devopama:
Dear Stewart (Devopama)
We are in receipt of your counter notification.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provision located at 17 U.S.C. §512(g)(2)(B), we have informed Osho International Foundation (“OIF”) that a counter notification claiming that the material originally located at http://www.vimeo.com/5771061 and http://www.vimeo.com/5771124 has been erroneously removed from Vimeo. Within ten days, VIMEO may receive notice that OIF has filed a court action regarding this matter. If such notice is received, VIMEO will be unable to restore your material. If no notice is received, VIMEO will endeavor to restore your material 10 – 14 days after the date of this notice.