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Carl Malamud Asks YouTube To Institute Three Strikes Policy For Those Who Abuse Takedowns

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Last week, [TechDirt] wrote about Boston public television station WGBH issuing a bogus takedown on some public domain (government created) video that Carl Malamud had uploaded to YouTube. That doesn’t look like an automated takedown, but rather someone working for WGBH’s legal team who just decided that anything with “American Experience” in a title must be infringing. Malamud has now published the letter that he sent YouTube, about the whole situation. It includes some more details concerning the insulting manner in which WGBH’s legal team, Susan Kantrowitz and Eric Brass, handled the situation, including Brass telling Malamud that this wasn’t a big deal because deleting this “particular film” was not that important. – Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Vimeo Should Take Some Of The Blame For Simply Accepting Massive Bogus DMCA Takedown Over The…

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[O]bviously, much of the blame for this ridiculous set of circumstances should fall on Entura International for being terrible at its own job in issuing bogus takedowns. And some of the blame should fall on Columbia Pictures for hiring Entura — a company that clearly has no business sending out DMCA takedowns. But, also, much of it should fall on Vimeo for simply giving in and accepting the obviously bogus takedown requests. Just recently, we noted that Automattic (the company that makes WordPress.com) had published in its transparency report that it had rejected 43% of the DMCA takedown notices it had received — and we suggested other companies start paying attention. Google also is known for rejecting bad DMCA takedowns. – Mike Masnick, Techdirt

US Pushing To Kill Any Future Aereo With TPP

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[A] court rule in favor of FilmOn, an Aereo-clone, arguing that contrary to what was found in the Aereo case, FilmOn’s internet streaming of network TV should be seen as the equivalent of a cable channel. That’s important, because it means that the company can just pay Section 111 compulsory fees to the Copyright Office, and then it’s free to stream broadcast (network) TV over the internet. The TV networks are, not surprisingly, appealing this ruling, but they have a friend in the USTR, which is apparently looking to negotiate away this very possibility in the TPP. – Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The Cartoonist Has No Idea How Net Neutrality Works

All of these cartoons are pretending that the new rules insert the FCC between you and the internet. And all of them pretend that the FCC is going to do what the broadband providers themselves have said they want to do — which these rules are designed to prevent. So, yes, the cartoonist has no idea how net neutrality works. – Mike Masnick, Techdirt   (Full Story: http://ift.tt/1CK1jsx )