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The coming robot apocalypse

The coming robot apocalypse

Posted Sep 14, 2012 6:43 UTC (Fri) by cladisch (✭ supporter ✭, #50193)
In reply to: The coming robot apocalypse by ewan
Parent article: The coming robot apocalypse

> Filing a false take-down notice is supposedly equivalent to perjury

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.

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The coming robot apocalypse

Posted Sep 20, 2012 23:56 UTC (Thu) by Wol (guest, #4433) [Link]

But in quite a few high-profile cockups recently, the VICTIM of the takedown is the copyright holder. So yes, this COULD work.

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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