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[TF] Microsoft DMCA Notice ‘Mistakenly’ Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

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Over the last year Microsoft asked Google to censor nearly 5 million webpages because they allegedly link to copyright infringing content. While these automated requests are often legitimate, mistakes happen more often than one might expect. In a recent DMCA notice Microsoft asked Google to censor BBC, CNN, HuffPo, TechCrunch, Wikipedia and many more sites. In another request the software giant seeks the removal of a URL on Spotify.com.

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Time to start prosecuting for launching incorrect DMCA's...
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the lack of any oversight and the lack of need for any real proof in DMCA takedowns is pathetic. i can, right now, go to any youtube video and file a DMCA complaint. youtube will automatically take it down and the burden of ownership falls upon the person accused of infringement. i can then remove my complaint and put ads on the video, often without the video's owner's knowledge, and make money off of a video i own no part of.

the aura of fear surrounding DMCA takedowns is disturbing. companies like google will basically bend over backwards to take down content / links when asked, simply to keep their "safe harbor" status, regardless of whether or not the takedown request is legitimate or not.
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the lack of any oversight and the lack of need for any real proof in DMCA takedowns is pathetic. i can, right now, go to any youtube video and file a DMCA complaint. youtube will automatically take it down and the burden of ownership falls upon the person accused of infringement. i can then remove my complaint and put ads on the video, often without the video's owner's knowledge, and make money off of a video i own no part of.
the aura of fear surrounding DMCA takedowns is disturbing. companies like google will basically bend over backwards to take down content / links when asked, simply to keep their "safe harbor" status, regardless of whether or not the takedown request is legitimate or not.

Exactly. Took the words out o my mouth.
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