Tag Archives: DMCA

Let’s [Not] Go Crazy: Copyright Holders Should Pause Before Sending Takedown Notices

It is common for copyright holders to send Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notices to websites to remove material that they believe to be infringing. But few are aware that overly aggressive policing can expose them to liability (including … Continue reading

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Music Publisher Seeks Removal of Campaign Ads

Music publisher BMG Rights Management has reportedly filed a notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) leading YouTube to remove video of a Mitt Romney campaign ad featuring President Obama’s rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”.  BMG is … Continue reading

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Copyright Liability for Linking?

The Department of Homeland Security has brought criminal copyright charges against the operator of the website channelsurfing.net alleging that the site linked to copyrighted content including Pay-Per-View sporting events and television shows. The complaint is noteworthy as a number of … Continue reading

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Copyright Spat Over School Board Video

A school district in Evanston, Illinois is taking heat after attempting to remove a video posted by a parent to YouTube of a racially charged exchange at a board meeting.  The parent allegedly took the clip from a DVD of … Continue reading

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The Underground Strikes Back in Blog Copyright Case

The Democratic Underground website has filed a counterclaim (link via Las Vegas Sun) against newspaper owner, Stephens Media, and its copyright assignee, Righthaven.  Righthaven reportedly has used a software tracking program to identify and file over 140 similar infringement complaints against … Continue reading

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