Support free speech, find author of Ipodhash(permalink)
On the 14th Ian Ramage of O'Melveny & Myers LLP contacted me regarding the Ipodhash project (hosted at BluWiki). They represent Apple and requested that I take the Ipodhash project offline.
Because BluWiki is a free service and doesn't have much cash or a legal team, I swallowed my pride and complied. Since then, the story has been picked up by slashdot and arstechnicia. Both sites linked to the page where I asked for legal assistance from anyone who has experience in these issues.
I've received a flood of emails from interested individuals who want to help. Most importantly, I was contacted by Fred von Lohmann from the EFF. They're currently evaluating whether they will represent us against any potential Apple litigation. This would be great, because it will enable BluWiki to continue to host the project while working with EFF to address Apple's concerns.
However, before the EFF commits to representing us against Apple, they want to speak to the author of the Ipodhash project on BluWiki. I'm posting this public plea hoping that the author, or someone who knows the author, might read it.