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on Jan 28, 2012 | hide | past | favorite

I think they shouldn't have done it, and that they compounded the problem by not taking the initial complaints seriously enough.

I'm going to kill this now though.

A quick check of the HN guidelines would encourage you to email 'info@ycombinator.com'


"Please don't post on HN to ask or tell us something (e.g. to ask us questions about Y Combinator, or to ask or complain about moderation). If you want to say something to us, please send it to info@ycombinator.com."

On the other hand, this is a very public issue, and (as of writing) at least 32 people want to know his opinion. So, by community decision, I'd say that this post is appropriate.

Don't you think this is akin to piracy? Why are people so outraged about someone using a simple HTML page (or parts of it) without permission when illegally obtaining and using content such as movies or music is a daily occurrence, but you don't see people making a big fuss about that.

I'm not saying what he did was right as it obviously isn't, but making such an outrage about this seems a little bit over the top, IMO.

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