Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Improper DMCA Takedowns and US Presidential Campaigns

EFF - bless them - is onto the use of improper DMCA takedown notices that stifle free speech in the course of the current US Presidential election campaign. Apparently, major networks are objecting to the use of very short clips incorporated into political speech and appearing on YouTube.

the EFF take.

One of the few silver linings on Bill C-61 was that it included a "Notice and Notice" regime and not a "Notice and Takedown" mechanism, as in the US legislation. So, this kind of stuff would presumably not happen so easily in Canada.


1 comment:

  1. what do you mean by a notice notice regime