Google has received a take-down notice from 20th Century Fox ordering the removal of Cory Doctorow’s latest novel, Homeland from the Search Engines index. Fox claims that the Creative Commons licensed book infringes on the rights of its TV show which goes by the same title. The novel addresses issues of cyber-war and censorship. The book is published by Tor Books and anyone can distribute it freely since it is released under the Creative Commons license.
The author was livid with the DCMA notice. According to a statement given to TorrentFreak, Doctorow says, “I think you can safely say I’m incandescent with rage. BRING ME THE SEVERED HEAD OF RUPERT MURDOCH!”