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Site which protests DMCA abuse

By someone else following x   2017 Jan 11, 10:25pm 271 views   1 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://www.takedownabuse.org/

For years, huge companies like Sony, Disney, and Comcast have been abusing a law called the DMCA to take down enormous swaths of online content, using automated software that ignores fair use rights and frequently misidentifies music and videos as copyrighted. Now these companies are launching a huge lobbying effort to make the DMCA even worse by forcing websites to play copyright cop and systematically take down user-uploaded content.

I have a newfound interest in protesting the DMCA now that it has been used to threaten patrick.net.
#dmca #sucks #needs #abuse #penalties

1   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 11, 10:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2007/03/victims-fight-back-against-dmca-abuse/

DMCA takedown notices: sure, they provide an easy way for companies or individuals to get copyrighted information pulled from sites like YouTube, but what happens when the process is abused? The DMCA does require takedown notices to be made under threat of perjury, and damages are possible against those that abuse the takedown process by using it for frivolous or fraudulent purposes. The EFF has recently filed two cases against alleged DMCA abusers, and may be prepping a third against Viacom. First up is the case against Michael Crook, a guy who thought it would be a worthwhile use of...





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