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(PCWorld)   Microsoft issues DMCA takedown against Microsoft for infringing Microsoft copyrights on Microsoft sites   (pcworld.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Microsoft, DMCA, DMCA takedowns, Google, Googleplex, TorrentFreak, vlc  
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2013-07-31 07:25:25 AM  
Google shouldn't have corrected the mistake.
 
2013-07-31 07:39:01 AM  
I wonder if you can still find the links on Bing.
 
2013-07-31 07:44:43 AM  
Microsoft divided by derp?

DerpCMA?
 
2013-07-31 07:51:57 AM  
Is this like the time Fox News tried suing Fox for that Simpsons episode that poked fun at them and the judge told them they were idiots and would basically be trying to sue themselves?
 
2013-07-31 08:13:32 AM  

Kimpak: Google shouldn't have corrected the mistake.


THIS.  Just take down the offending site as a lesson to any company that uses third-party contractors and automated tools for legal takedown notices.  When MS questions the takedown, just point to the legal notice.

Google isn't legally bound to confirm that the complaint is legit.  If somebody issues a DMCA request, they have legal backing to take down the site.
 
2013-07-31 08:24:55 AM  
Tyler Perry?
 
2013-07-31 08:26:23 AM  
If a company falsely accuses a website of copyright violation, their site should be blocked instead.
 
2013-07-31 08:27:16 AM  
Oh, and all further requests from that company should be ignored.
 
2013-07-31 08:27:32 AM  
Are there any figures showing exactly how much money/revenue has been "saved" or "protected" because of the DMCA?  I imagine it is negligible at best.
 
2013-07-31 08:34:52 AM  

Endive Wombat: Are there any figures showing exactly how much money/revenue has been "saved" or "protected" because of the DMCA?  I imagine it is negligible at best.


any figures would be the result of RIAA/MPAA math. you know, $125,000 in losses for sharing a single song on line.
 
2013-07-31 08:40:00 AM  
This is the big problem with DMCA take down notices; they're being sent out in mass by computer program without anyone checking to see if they're legit.  It's easier and cheaper for them to just accuse EVERYONE of being a pirate and demand it be taken down.
 
2013-07-31 08:41:18 AM  

Endive Wombat: Are there any figures showing exactly how much money/revenue has been "saved" or "protected" because of the DMCA?  I imagine it is negligible at best.


As a reactionary and anti-market law, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it costs more than it saves.

And that would even explain the major uptick in automated takedowns too. Some pinhead figured they could eliminate the enormous overhead costs without realizing the potential for damage in doing so.
 
2013-07-31 08:44:50 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: If a company falsely accuses a website of copyright violation, their site should be blocked instead.


I think that's actually in Leviticus
 
2013-07-31 08:53:25 AM  
Reminds me of CBS sues CBS to stop CBS from distributing content over BitTorrent which can be downloaded from CBS

Tyrone Slothrop: If a company falsely accuses a website of copyright violation, their site should be blocked instead.


DMCA takedown notices are supposed to be done under penalty of perjury. Good luck getting that enforced.
 
2013-07-31 08:57:21 AM  

dionysusaur: any figures would be the result of RIAA/MPAA math. you know, $125,000 in losses for sharing a single song on line.


I suspected as much. 

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: As a reactionary and anti-market law, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it costs more than it saves.

And that would even explain the major uptick in automated takedowns too. Some pinhead figured they could eliminate the enormous overhead costs without realizing the potential for damage in doing so.


I only ask this because I know that there have been several studies suggesting that piracy actually leads to sales now a days.  I believe that GoT is a prime example thereof.

Interesting to think that entertainment companies would rather spend bukkets of money actively trying to discourage people from viewing/listening to their stuff than make it readily available.  I can almost hear them: "Fark you, tis MINNNNNEEEEE...You cannot has!!!"

Keep holding onto those outdated business models boys!  I hear newspapers and pay walls for online versions of your paper are the new up and coming revenue sources!
 
2013-07-31 09:11:03 AM  
From the article it seems like this is actually the okay part of DMCA - it was a human copy/paste of url into wrong box error. The ones that are problematic are the ones that just do a google search of their IP and then just spam google with every link, including IMDb, BBC, and so on.
 
2013-07-31 09:33:58 AM  
When this first became an issue, I wanted to track down the owners of the computer reseller that used to advertise in BYTE magazine. Their name was something like Thomas, Harriman, Edwards. They used their initials in big letters on everything they sold. I'd buy the (presumed) long-dead company for $1, claim copyright infringement on advertising content, and submit a DMCA takedown request for the entire Internet.
 
2013-07-31 08:05:32 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: If a company falsely accuses a website of copyright violation, their site should be blocked instead.


So they should block Microsoft for wrongly trying to block Microsoft?
 
2013-07-31 09:28:38 PM  

jamspoon: Tyrone Slothrop: If a company falsely accuses a website of copyright violation, their site should be blocked instead.

So they should block Microsoft for wrongly trying to block Microsoft?


Ayup.
 
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