Tag: dmca

EFF is suing the US government to invalidate the DMCA’s DRM provisions


The Electronic Frontier Foundation has just filed a lawsuit that challenges the Constitutionality of Section

Pinterest follows through on DMCA takedown notice for 200×200 blank jpg


I just received this from Pinterst. Ignoring the fact that I don’t recall ever pinning

8 Years Later, Universal Music Still Defending Takedown Of “Dancing Baby” YouTube Video


Wait, what! I thought this had been settled years ago. Guess not… The case is now

DMCA Take Down Tom Foolery


Two recent headlines showing the utter preposterousness of automated DMCA takedown notices: HarperCollins Accuses Apple of

Corporations Abusing Copyright Laws Are Ruining the Web for Everyone


By allowing limited use of copyrighted material for things like criticism, review, commentary, parody, or just personal non-commercial use, fair use has a widespread and often invisible impact on today’s social internet. Yet its very ubiquity means it’s often taken for granted by individuals — and the internet companies who benefit from it. This is worrying […]

Members of Congress finally introduce serious DMCA reform


New legislation sponsored by Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Jared

Cory Doctorow’s statement on Fox taking down his cc-licensed novel


My Creative Commons licensed, 2013 novel Homeland, the sequel to my 2008 novel Little Brother, spent four

Fox Censors Cory Doctorow’s “Homeland” Novel From Google


Copyfighter, journalist, sci-fi writer and Boing-Boing editor Cory Doctorow has fallen victim to the almighty

YouTube’s Deal With Universal Blocks DMCA Counter Notices


When it comes to YouTube forget about the concept of fair use in certain circumstances: When content is removed from the Internet following a DMCA complaint filed by a rightsholder the user who uploaded the content gets a chance to file a counter-claim. If successful this should reinstate the content but on YouTube things now appear […]