Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the capability of being taken down or apart.
  • noun An article or apparatus that can be taken down or apart.
  • noun The mechanism that allows an article or apparatus to be easily taken down.
  • noun Sports A move or maneuver in wrestling or the martial arts in which a standing opponent is forced to the floor.
  • noun The act of humiliating a person.
  • noun An instance of such humiliation.

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  • noun slang A taking down: the arrest of a suspect by a police officer.
  • noun martial arts A taking down: an act of bringing one's opponent to the ground by grabbing one or both legs and applying a rearward bending moment.
  • noun Enforced removal of material from a website, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position
  • noun a crushing remark

Etymologies

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A bare nominalization of the verb take down.

Examples

  • Notice and takedown is reactive; what about proactive options, like filtering?

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Felman: Notice and takedown is now under consideration by ICANN for new top-level domain names, because of the success of the DMCA.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The researchers rigged the software agents to implicate three laserjet printers, which were then accused in takedown letters by the M.P.A.A. of downloading copies of “Iron Man” and the latest Indiana Jones film.

    The Inexact Science Behind D.M.C.A. Takedown Notices - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Eater introduces a new columnist and her first takedown is buffets!

    Midtown Links (The Free Haggis Edition) | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • The researchers rigged the software agents to implicate three laserjet printers, which were then accused in takedown letters by the M.P.A.A. of downloading copies of “Iron Man” and the latest Indiana Jones film.

    Boing Boing

  • The researchers rigged the software agents to implicate three laserjet printers, which were then accused in takedown letters by the M.P.A.A. of downloading copies of “Iron Man” and the latest Indiana Jones film.

    The Inexact Science Behind D.M.C.A. Takedown Notices - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Notice-and-takedown is a censor's best friend, but as the music and film industry can attest, it hasn't made any kind of dent in copyright infringement.

    Boing Boing: July 9, 2006 - July 15, 2006 Archives

  • Notice-and-takedown is an area where WIPO got it drastically, terribly wrong.

    Boing Boing

  • What's more, notice-and-takedown is almost always accompanied by systems for peircing Internet users 'anonymity: if you want to find out your stalking victim's new address and number, you need only find the message-board where she's posting about her troubles and write to the ISP as an infringed-upon rightsholder, demanding her info.

    Boing Boing

  • Even when applied to genuine copyrighted works, takedown is dangerous to the point of unusability: the Business Software Alliance, MPAA, and RIAA send out automatically generated takedowns by the thousands, using software that does half-assed pattern-matching on files available on the net and then sending off letters to universities, ISPs and other entites demanding the takedown of book reports about Harry Potter, Linux distributions with the same names as movies, and academic work by professors with the same name as musicians.

    Boing Boing

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