We have been given DMCA notices regarding the posting of "Black Friday" sale prices from the following companies:
While we believe that sale prices are facts and can not be copyrighted, We have made the business decision to comply with the dmca notifications.
Our reasoning for this is very simple - Our mission is to serve consumers - If we were to choose to fight this battle, It would require more resources than are available - and we would no longer be able to serve consumers.
I fully expect this story to be making news sites as early as today.
Part of the DMCA Safe Harbor provisions state that in order to qualify for safe harbor protection, we must have no knowledge of the infringing activity. If we become aware of the removed content being reposted on our site, We have no choice but to remove the content, or forfeit our safe harbor provision. I respectfully ask your cooperation on this matter.
On a further note - We have been, and will be in further contact with the EFF, as well as ChillingEffects.org.