Tag Archives: DMCA

Musician’s White Noise YouTube Video Hit With Copyright Complaints

Sebastian Tomczak’s account could have been disabled by YouTube for so many infringements but in all cases the copyright holders chose to monetize the musician’s ‘infringement’ instead, via the site’s ContentID system. In other words, after creating the video himself with his own efforts, copyright holders are now taking all the revenue. It’s a situation that Tomczak will now dispute with YouTube. – Andy, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/2CGk9Xf
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Fox ‘Stole’ a Game Clip, Used it in Family Guy & DMCA’d the Original

The entire situation is indeed bewildering and utterly ridiculous. The original Double Dribble game came out in 1987, some 12 years before the very first episode of Family Guy aired in 1999. The clip of the glitch was uploaded by sw1tched more than seven years ago. Then somehow Fox came along, copied it, put it into their TV show, claimed copyright on it, and then nuked the original clip from the Internet. – Andy, TorrentFreak

Netflix Joins DMCA Takedown Bandwagon to Frustrate Pirates

During the past several weeks the company has started to report thousands of ‘pirate’ links to Google, asking it to remove these from search results. With help from their anti-piracy partner Vobile, Netflix has targeted 71,861 links to allegedly copyright infringing material from torrent and streaming sites, most of which have indeed been removed. The links in question all point to content owned by Netflix, including popular series including House of Cards, Narcos, Sense8 and films such as The Ridiculous 6 and A Very Murray Christmas. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

YouTube’s Nostalgia Critic offers an emergency crash course in fair use

The real problem, the video attests, is that YouTube stacks the deck against those creators who invoke fair use. There is no limit to the number of claims that can be filed against an account, for instance, but the account holder can only make three appeals at a time. Worse yet, there is absolutely no penalty for filing false claims against an account, even though the content creator may be losing revenue while a video is temporarily suspended. – Joe Blevins, The A.V. Club

Google’s Move Toward Fair Use Comes In Anticipation Of YouTube Red

It is clear that given the sheer volume of videos being uploaded and shared over the web, copyright owners will need to re-evaluate what to consider as infringement. In fact, in a recent decision (Lenz v Universal Music Corp) the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s summary judgment, that, prior to sending a takedown notice under the DMCA, a copyright holder must first evaluate whether the alleged unauthorized performance constituted fair use — or they can be held to damages. – David Felicissimo, TechCrunch

Comcast Starts Issuing Copyright Infringement Notices to Kodi Users

photo: Cord Cutters News

Many of Kodi’s unofficial add-ons use peer-to-peer streaming that does not hide your IP as you are both downloading the file you are streaming and sharing it with other users who want to watch the same show as you watch the show. Often users of these 3rd party unofficial add-ons are unaware they re-sharing the file in a similar way to how Bittorrent works. – Cord Cutters News
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