The MacSlash Mac community site has been the subject of legal threats from Microsoft following the posting of an anonymous comment on the site which included the registration number for Windows Server 2003.
Remarkably, instead of contacting the site, Microsoft contacted MacSlash’s web host, Digital Forest with a take down notice for the entire site.
Fortunately, Digital Forest responded with a response which is best surmised as “go jump”.
The case highlights a potential risk for bloggers with open comment fields where anonymous users post illegal or illicit links or information.
It also demonstrated that Microsoft has a very, very, very long way to go in endearing itself to the blogosphere.