Re: Yamaha Shuts Down, Then Licenses To, FZ-1 Site
As someone who frequents the site linked to your article, let me put a few of the facts before you, as I understand them.
Noone at the site in question copied anything. (One of the posters to the board posted a link to another site to a full .pdf file of the Yamaha service manual, not a copy, and whatever site that was on, the download was free)
Other sites that had nothing to do with the service manual were shut down, too. Sites that had people posting techniques for mods and basic maintenence.
Most of the people on that board understand and respect ownership and property. I think it's a bit unfair to categorize them as plagiarists and poachers.
It looks like Yamaha is simply trying to rightfully protect it's 60 dollar a copy manual, and that they have just taken too broad a stroke.
BTW, I too think it's funny when people say they'll never buy another Yamaha, but hey, sometimes people get touchy about these things.