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(Boing Boing)   PROTIP: Don't use a DMCA takedown notice to pull down unfavorable reviews of your POS video production products, or your products might end up with an unfortunate nickname like "Scroat-o-light"   (boingboing.net) divider line 6
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2013-07-31 12:47:05 PM  
Isn't filing a false DMCA takedown notice illegal?
 
2013-07-31 01:35:31 PM  

Marine1: Isn't filing a false DMCA takedown notice illegal?


In a corporatocracy? Psh.
 
2013-07-31 02:41:46 PM  

Marine1: Isn't filing a false DMCA takedown notice illegal?


Yes, but there's really no penalty for it.
 
2013-07-31 03:52:07 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Marine1: Isn't filing a false DMCA takedown notice illegal?

Yes, but there's really no penalty for it.


You can sue and it is perjury. If you win they pay your lawyer fees.

Lawyers have been disbarred for it.
 
2013-07-31 06:05:33 PM  

Intrepid00: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Marine1: Isn't filing a false DMCA takedown notice illegal?

Yes, but there's really no penalty for it.

You can sue and it is perjury. If you win they pay your lawyer fees.

Lawyers have been disbarred for it.


That seems... light.

We really, really need to make up some penalties for abuse of the legal system.
 
2013-07-31 09:18:03 PM  

Marine1: We really, really need to make up some penalties for abuse of the legal system.


But if you do that the people that can afford to keep a(n army of) lawyer(s) on retainer won't be able to use the legal system as a bludgeon to keep those dirty proles in line.
 
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