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30 March 2013

Silly DMCA takedown

From here:

In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 2 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org.

Searches related to da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709

Problem is: That is the SHA-1 hash of the empty string:
>>> import hashlib
>>> hashlib.sha1('').hexdigest()
'da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709'

And of course the complaint is about files that are porn.
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