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Cory Doctorow #BLM Feb 18
Don’t Use the Word ‘Did’ or a Dumb Anti-Piracy Company Will Delete You From Google The reckless grifters at Rightshero are sending fraudulent takedown notices over media that includes the word "did" on behalf of "Dance India Dance." 1/
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Cory Doctorow #BLM
Google -- and presumably others -- take these outrageous copyright takedowns at face value, and censor users' creative expressions without investigating them. 2/
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Cory Doctorow #BLM Feb 18
Replying to @doctorow
Rightshero has censored articles about earthquakes ("Did you feel it?"), tax filing ("Did you file your return?") and coronavirus ("Did pangolins spread the virus?") 3/
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Cory Doctorow #BLM Feb 18
Replying to @doctorow
In theory, the DMCA has some penalties for this kind of copyfraud. In practice, punishing DMCA takedown copyfraudster takes A DECADE and can cost millions in legal expenses: 4/
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Cory Doctorow #BLM Feb 18
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By contrast, the EU's 2019 requires for ALL online platforms and offers NO penalties for this kind of abuse. Companies aren't even allowed to ignore future takedowns from known fraudsters! What could possibly go wrong? 5/
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