Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Mar 2009 22:24 UTC
Google It might seem like a New Zealand-only story, but the recently proposed law in New Zealand that would force internet service providers to cut off web access for those accused of violating copyright law has led to an interesting statement from Google about the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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Title vs. article
by emarkp on Fri 20th Mar 2009 01:10 UTC
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2005-09-10

I'm confused -- I don't see how the story implies or states that anything about most DMCA takedown notices.

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RE: Title vs. article
by TechGeek on Fri 20th Mar 2009 01:17 in reply to "Title vs. article"
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2006-01-14

Maybe you should read paragraph three. It gives the percentages of malicious take downs and those filed by competitors.

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RE[2]: Title vs. article
by averycfay on Fri 20th Mar 2009 03:13 in reply to "RE: Title vs. article"
averycfay Member since:
2005-08-29

That's nice, but the article never says that the majority of DMCA take down notices are illegitimate. Just because a competitor files a notice, that doesn't necessarily make the notice invalid. In fact, they specify exactly how what percentage are invalid: 37%. Last time I checked 37% isn't "most". Yet another sensationalist, inaccurate headline from osnews. Big surprise.

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RE: Title vs. article
by umccullough on Fri 20th Mar 2009 01:23 in reply to "Title vs. article"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I'm confused -- I don't see how the story implies or states that anything about most DMCA takedown notices.


Well, if you read the article, you'll see the second paragraph states:

"In its submission, Google notes that more than half (57%) of the takedown notices it has received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998, were sent by business targeting competitors and over one third (37%) of notices were not valid copyright claims."

Google is making this statement.

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