RIAA Demands DMCA Reforms That No Longer Protect YouTube

For years, YouTube has been a major portal for new talent to share their creations with the world. While more artists and more genre’s of music are finally able to break out into a wider audience, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), along with other major corporations, are petitioning the US government to choke

Man Receives DMCA Notice Over His Personal Work from Sony

False DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notices have become an all too common occurrence in the US. Recently, a man received a DMCA takedown over a video he created and published and subsequently licensed to Sony. The DMCA notice was sent by non other than Sony.

False Copyright Notices Subject of DMCA Hearings in US

By Drew Wilson False Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices have been circulating the Internet for years. While many free speech advocates have said that this problem is putting a chill on free speech and putting into question whether or not Fair Use has any teeth anymore, it seemed that very little was done about

Ten Wrongly Targeted URLs for DMCA Takedowns

Last week, we reported on the Google Transparency Report which brought to light some of the obviously wrongly filed DMCA takedowns being sent to Google. We decided to start doing a little data mining of our own to see just how rampant of a problem wrong DMCA notices are in the first place.

Google Releases Transparency Report of Takedown Requests

Google is offering a rather insightful look of what is being requested to be taken down. Many were copyright related, but some were requests from governments all around the world. That includes the American, Canadian and British government. We take a look through the report.

Copyright Holder Fighting Fraudulent DMCA Notices on YouTube

YouTube has built a reputation for quickly pulling copyrighted material from its servers. Many have argued for years that YouTube pulls content a little too quickly and some have expressed frustration over re-instating content that was wrongfully yanked. One copyright holder, namely the creator of the Nyancat, is finding out how hard it is to

Rights Holder Uses Non-Existent Law to Enforce Copyright

You’d think that someone who uses the law to enforce copyright would know the laws, at least, reasonably well, before they go threatening people with legal action. Apparently, in one legal threat, one rights holder opted to cite a law in court documents that doesn’t even exist.