When news clips embarrass broadcasters…

by Walter Olson on August 15, 2013

…many of them too readily employ DMCA takedown requests to keep the public from perusing the offending clips. [Kristin Bergman, Digital Media Law Project]

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1 prior probability 08.15.13 at 9:14 pm

The linked story was great and teaches a valuable lesson about speech: The news media is all for free speech … except when they are not

2 captnhal 08.16.13 at 6:13 am

Streisand effect?

3 Fubar 08.16.13 at 4:12 pm

A question for those expert in IP law and DMCA in particular –

To what extent is the success of broadcasters avoiding butthurt by using DMCA takedown notices due to the original posting party’s inability (because of bad information, lack of counsel, lack of financial means, etc.) to assert their rights under DMCA to contest the takedown?

And to what extent is it due to the posting party’s simple lack of a good factual basis to contest it successfully? That is, they really were violating a copyright.

Educated guesses would be edifying. Thanks in advance.

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