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Make DMCA takedown abuse a felony

By someone else   Feb 22, 12:01pm   3 links   517 views   2 comments   watch (1)   quote      

Who is abusing you and which of your supposed "representatives" enabled the abuse:

Corporations and other entities which are trying to suppress free speech and fair use of copyrighted material.
Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC)
Bill Clinton

How the abusers profit:

They get to censor speech they do not like.

What you lose:

Freedom of speech.

How they rationalize their abuse:

They claim that there is no need to aggressively prosecute abusers.

How you should respond to their rationalizations:

DMCA takedown notices are routinely issued to illegally suppress material that for whatever reason is upsetting some corporation or individual. ISPs just go along with it and do not investigate. Instead, they usually simply demand that the material be taken down regardless of the First Amendment, and actually take sites offline if they do not comply quickly. was threatened with a fraudulent DMCA takedown notice, and no one was ever punished for it. has many real examples of abuse:

We (Fight for the Future) published a political commentary about Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which included footage from the actual speech. The MLK speech was historic, and a lot of other transformative works include audio from it. One of those works is apparently a song copyrighted by Sony, who uses an automated system to scan YouTube for their copyrighted material. Because our video and their song had some audio in common (the MLK speech), they flagged our video and issued a Content ID strike.

The Content ID system and other automated copyright scanning methods are prone to false positives, and unfortunately these false positives err on the side of punishing smaller creators who aren’t able to fight big companies like Sony.

Those unfairly served with a bogus DMCA takedown notice should receive a payment of $10,000 from the abuse for each abuse.'s 40 proposals

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1   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   Feb 22, 12:57pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Shooting lawyers in the face is a sacrament!

2   NuttBoxer   Feb 23, 10:14am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Better, just cut-off the DMCA enforcement arm, central governments. See how many notices they send when their enforcement ability becomes toothless and no one give a fuck.

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