[tz] Civil suit; ftp shutdown; mailing list shutdown
jhawk at mit.edu
Fri Oct 7 03:15:23 UTC 2011
I assume that tz at iana.org still works and will continue to work.
I must admit, I've been somewhat distracted most of the day and did not
notice this happen.
The suit, if you wish to read it is, Astrolabe, Inc. v. Olson et al,
docket number 1:11-cv-11725-GAO. The other plaintiff is Paul
Eggert. You should be able to access it via RECAP, a tool that lets
Court users easily share the documents they download from the Federal
Court system, but for some reason that doesn't seem to be working for
me. Theoretically you can get it at
http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.mad.139342/ and perhaps
I'm mirrored the court documents, of which there are five, at
I am somewhat puzzled why Arthur chose to shut down the mailing list
and the ftp server.
The text of the docket entries are:
United States District Court
District of Massachusetts (Boston)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:11-cv-11725-GAO
Astrolabe, Inc. v. Olson et al
Assigned to: Judge George A. OToole, Jr
Cause: 17:101 Copyright Infringement
Date Filed: 09/30/2011
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 820 Copyright
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Astrolabe, Inc. represented by Julie C. Molloy
379 Route 6A
E. Sandwich, MA 02537
Email: jcourtmolloy at gmail.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Arthur David Olson
Date Filed # Docket Text
09/30/2011 1 COMPLAINT against All Defendants Filing fee: $ 350,
receipt number 0101-3604021 (Fee Status:
Filing Fee paid), filed by Astrolabe,
Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet
Civil Cover Action Sheet, # 2 Category Form
)(Molloy, Julie) (Attachment 1 replaced on
9/30/2011) (York, Steve). (Attachment 2
replaced on 9/30/2011) (York, Steve). Modified
on 9/30/2011 (York, Steve). (Entered:
09/30/2011 2 REPORT ON THE FILING OF AN ACTION REGARDING
PATENT OR TRADEMARK. (York, Steve) (Entered:
09/30/2011 ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge George
A. OToole, Jr assigned to case. If the trial
Judge issues an Order of Reference of any
matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the
matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge
Marianne B. Bowler. (Folan, Karen) (Entered:
09/30/2011 3 Summons Issued as to Paul Eggert, Arthur David
Olson. Counsel receiving this notice
electronically should download this summons,
complete one for each defendant and serve it
in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR
4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s)
not receiving notice electronically for
completion of service. (York, Steve) (Entered:
I should get a asynchronous updates when additional filings happen in the
case, and can forward those along.
--jhawk at mit.edu
Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] <olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov> wrote on
Thu, 6 Oct 2011 at 11:16:02 -0400 in
<996D816825CFEA469870126E9050D3F001EBC5D0D8 at NIHMLBX11.nih.gov>:
> A civil suit was filed on September 30 in federal court in Boston;
> I'm a defendant; the case involves the time zone database.
> The ftp server at elsie.nci.nih.gov has been shut down.
> The mailing list will be shut down after this message.
> Electronic mail can be sent to me at arthurdavidolson at gmail.com.
> I hope there will be better news shortly.
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