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(Gizmodo)   Erroneous DMCA takedown request results in the takedown of 1.45 million education blogs   (gizmodo.com) divider line 15
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2012-10-17 04:04:58 PM
2 votes:
Charge em a dollar per mistake. I bet this shiat stops quick.
2012-10-17 12:46:10 PM
2 votes:
Can we end this shiat? Now? Please? At least, end the usage of these bots...
2012-10-17 10:55:36 PM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: jjorsett: I've been wondering why people don't start issuing DMCA takedowns for every major site there is.

Because you first have to swear, under penalty of perjury, that you reasonably believe you own the content in question. One or two misfires may be forgiven, but if you started filing hundreds of them, those lazy ass DAs might see an easy criminal prosecution and finally stop doing blow off hookers long enough to file paperwork to throw you in jail.


Well, this was 1.45 million misfires.

These bots should be treated like any other malicious code out there. If I were to write some sort of program that stuck a hot curling iron up the ass of the US banking system by saying that I believed x accounts were being used fraudulently under my name and that they should be frozen, I wouldn't be able to say, "Hurrrr, I didn't know it would freeze all of those accounts" when half of the credit cards in the US stopped working. They'd throw my ass in jail with the rest of the hackers that wrote worms for MS Windows. Well, guess what: we've now got a bunch of scripts and programs claiming (falsely) that content is being used fraudulently. Someone has released production-grade code that is violating the perjury clause of the DCMA. That someone needs to be put in jail, now.
2012-10-17 06:38:51 PM
1 votes:
I've been wondering why people don't start issuing DMCA takedowns for every major site there is. Once it becomes universally abused and inconveniences the influential, Congress will finally have to do something about it.
2012-10-17 04:52:02 PM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: tomcatadam: 10k, stacking, per erroneous takedown request. On top of paying all fees associated with fighting it in court.
How about that?

How about we just hang the bastard that orders the erroneous takedown? It will only take a few hangings before the rest get their shiat together, In the meantime there are a few fewer useless twits out there ruining it for the rest of us.



DMCA notices are already supposed to be done "under penalty of perjury", but I can't think of any cases off the top of my head where the perjury case has gone to court.
2012-10-17 04:51:38 PM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: tomcatadam: 10k, stacking, per erroneous takedown request. On top of paying all fees associated with fighting it in court.
How about that?

How about we just hang the bastard that orders the erroneous takedown? It will only take a few hangings before the rest get their shiat together, In the meantime there are a few fewer useless twits out there ruining it for the rest of us.


Let's go one step further and hang the bastard who accused the copyright holder of ordering an erroneous takedown when they didn't. You know, as long as we're hanging bastards and all.
2012-10-17 04:44:55 PM
1 votes:
Good. Take down another few million, take some universities offline, too. Also do a forceful takedown of YouTube and Facebook. *MAYBE* then some people will start to get pissed at this.

Then again, maybe not. Because Honey BooBoo.
2012-10-17 04:42:26 PM
1 votes:

DigitalCoffee: The DMCA Notice that would have been here telling you that the original content has been removed for a DMCA violation has been itself removed due to a DMCA violation. This notice shall remain unless further violations are discovered.


Those responsible have not been sacked.
2012-10-17 04:37:47 PM
1 votes:
The DMCA Notice that would have been here telling you that the original content has been removed for a DMCA violation has been itself removed due to a DMCA violation. This notice shall remain unless further violations are discovered.
2012-10-17 04:12:01 PM
1 votes:

tomcatadam: 10k, stacking, per erroneous takedown request. On top of paying all fees associated with fighting it in court.
How about that?


How about we just hang the bastard that orders the erroneous takedown? It will only take a few hangings before the rest get their shiat together, In the meantime there are a few fewer useless twits out there ruining it for the rest of us.
2012-10-17 03:51:56 PM
1 votes:

Christian Bale: The case in the article is more like, someone didn't pay their cable bill so the cable guy disconnected them and OOPS, disconnected the whole city block for an hour before the mistake was fixed.


Guy should be fired.
2012-10-17 03:44:46 PM
1 votes:

Vaneshi: "This video contains material from Scrips Local News, which has blocked it for Copyright reasons."

I second the motion to "End this shiat now"



now there is an actual good argument that the DMCA process is trash. It's the video auto-detection that makes "Scripps" think they own everything including NASA footage, just because they used the same footage. 

The case in the article is more like, someone didn't pay their cable bill so the cable guy disconnected them and OOPS, disconnected the whole city block for an hour before the mistake was fixed.
2012-10-17 03:36:09 PM
1 votes:
"This video contains material from Scrips Local News, which has blocked it for Copyright reasons."

I second the motion to "End this shiat now"
2012-10-17 03:31:26 PM
1 votes:
That's how we roll here on the Ferengi Home World.
2012-10-17 02:09:00 PM
1 votes:
Skynet is trying to sabotage our attempts at education. THE FUTURE IS HERE.
 
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