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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Rights Owner Will Fight Fake DMCA Notices

Rights Owner Will Fight Fake DMCA Notices

Rights Owner Will Fight Fake DMCA Notices

Added: Friday, July 8th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
YouTube is known worldwide for rapidly pulling copyrighted content from its servers, and a lot of critics argue that the service pulls material too quickly, thus making people express some frustration over re-instating the videos that were wrongfully yanked. For example, one of the rights owners, the creator of the Nyancat, is currently trying to find out how difficult it is to undo the damage of a copyright imposter.

One copyright holder has problem with the content he has created: someone filed a DMCA notice against a number of videos using the Nyan Cat – the popular poptart cat flying through space. Although the copyright owner wasn’t happy about his videos on YouTube, it wasn’t about seeing them uploaded there, but about the fact that someone used the DMCA to remove them! Naturally, the copyright owner was very upset and even posted the picture saying “I did NOT file a copyright complaint to YouTube about the Nyan Cat video”, so that people know that whoever was taking the videos down through copyright complaints, it wasn’t the real content creator or someone authorized to do that.

The creator of the videos received a number of angry messages from Internet users who complained about the takedown of the videos with comments to them. That’s why the copyright holder is now trying to have the material re-instated. However, it appeared that YouTube made him jump through all these hoops to get his videos back.

This example proves the critics’ statement that copyright laws have always been an instrument of censorship. They believe that for other countries thinking of copyright legislation in line with the United States, there are sound reasons to reconsider the section of penalties for people trying to abuse the law and remove content they neither own nor have any rights over.

Meanwhile, whoever is filing those fake DMCA complaints will likely keep doing so, since there are no lobbyists of the provision which would make sure people don’t send fraudulent DMCA notices. Instead, there are tons of lobbyists calling to increase penalties for copyright infringement.

In other words, examples like this should send a message that free speech doesn’t belong in a society practising copyright legislation, i.e. free speech isn’t compatible with copyright. Today, if people want to have true free speech, they can’t use an outlet shackled by the DMCA. Instead, they can use overseas services to give their own content a better chance at surviving censorship.

July 8th,2011

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Date:  Friday, July 8th, 2011

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-07-08 21:38:01)
WCKicksAss avatarthis article is just....STUPID

posted by (2011-07-09 02:24:23)
TrojanMouse avatarEither the guy who's video was taken down, or the NyanCat copyright holder (or both) should sue YouTube for fraud or something.

YouTube needs to review their TakeDown Policy and get proof the person has the right to demand videos be taken and not just charge in and take them down immediately.

And it's not a STUPID article WCKicksAss.

Thanks SaM.

posted by Turtle (2011-07-09 04:52:52)
bigcow2k avatar*nyan nyan nyan!! nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan.......

posted by (2011-07-09 06:07:28)
KazzGirl avatarGreat article SaM! It just goes to prove that some individuals and organisations are using copyright laws as either an instrument of censorship or control! youtube should have first checked with the copyright owner or their representatives to verify whether or not they were the true complainants; especially considering it is so easy to fake this kind of information in this day and age! But also some copyright owners choose to launch their items on the internet via torrent, social media or their own internet sites. Oh well! This will give Nyan Cat a bit of well deserved publicity. Thanks SaM! Keep posting, you keep is up to date with the goings on!

posted by Blocked (2011-07-09 20:24:34)
menahunie avatarKazzGirl - point well made.
I had same thing happen and when I responded that the one claiming DCMA violation PROVE they are the copyright holder? Know what Happened? NOTHING.. They won't do it since it is more work for them.. I believe it is not; to require an alleged complaint by a copyright holder to PROVE they are in fact what they claim... I saw this coming a long time ago and wouldn't put it past someone to use a bot the SPAM complaints.. Just think? If this was required by ISP's and entities like youtube to require a complaintant to PROVE their claim; Like the RIAA and MPAA and others, allot of this crap would stop... As far as I know at this time YOU in court have to prove your claim; not make one with out proof to win; except in these stupid copyright suits where that has been over looked and people's live ruined..

posted by (2011-07-10 21:19:45)
carlbandit avatarHmm, Dear Youtube, my name is Justin Bieber, please remove all my videos from your site, thanks lol

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