For those who did not know, Neowin has been fighting to keep its Facebook fan page online. While we have had many ups and downs, it appears that the issue can finally be put to rest.
Facebook has restored Neowin's page and issued a statement to Neowin regarding the incident. Facebook states:
We have investigated a number of recent intellectual property cases and have restored four pages as a result. We apologize for any inconvenience. Abuse of DMCA and other intellectual property notice procedures is a challenge for every major Internet service and we take it seriously. We have invested significant resources into creating a dedicated team that uses specialized tools, systems and technology to review and properly handle intellectual property notices. This system evaluates a number of factors when deciding how to respond and, in many cases, we require the reporter to provide additional information before we can take action. As a result of these efforts, the vast majority of intellectual property notices that we receive are handled without incident. Of course, no system is perfect and we are always striving to improve our practices. As such, we will be considering the results of our investigation into this matter as we continue to refine our systems and procedures.
While it was an unfortunate battle to begin with that involved many ignored emails and a lot of agony, in the end, truth prevailed. We would like to thank our loyal readers for helping us spread the news about our situation and the other news organizations who reported alongside with us about these malicious and fictitious acts that resulted in many prominent website's Facebook pages to be removed.
If you haven't already, check out our Facebook page here and be sure to like us!