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Under the DMCA, there are supposed to be. Filing a false take-down notice is supposedly equivalent to perjury, but somehow that bit of the law never seems to see much enforcement effort.
The coming robot apocalypse
Posted Sep 14, 2012 6:12 UTC (Fri) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
I really do think it that simple :-) The manner of avoiding false claims, whether fancier automated software or hiring more reviewers or simply not being so quick to make claims, is immaterial. People are pretty danged good at solving problems when they have tremendous self-interest in doing so, and a few hundred-thousand dollar perjury awards would focus their attention marvelously.
Posted Sep 14, 2012 6:43 UTC (Fri) by cladisch (✭ supporter ✭, #50193)
What a takedown notice states under penalty of perjury is that the complainant is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright holder.
This does not extend to any other statement, such as whether the file actually contains what the complainant claims, or whether any infringement actually happened.
This penalty does not protect the receiver of a notice but the copyright holder.
Posted Sep 20, 2012 23:56 UTC (Thu) by Wol (guest, #4433)
I'm in the UK, so if I found my stuff being taken down I would probably sue in the small claims court. Cheap and simple. And very expensive for whoever is doing the takedowns - not each individual case, but it would be "death of a thousand cuts" if the affected little guys kept suing.
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