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Google: Most DMCA Takedown Notices Illegitimate

Mar 20, 2009, 21:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

"The proposed law in New Zealand would force ISPs to cut off internet access for those who are accused of copyright infringement. This specific element is just a part of a larger new proposed copyright law. I'm sure any Kiwis in here (I'm looking at you, Kaiwai) could provide more details on this law and its reception in New Zealand than I can.

"In any case, this element of the law (section 92A) has been met with a lot of resistance from Google, who heavily criticised the newly proposed law. According to Google, 57% of the takedown notices it has received under the DMCA in the United States were sent by business targeting competitors. In addition, 37% were not valid copyright claims at all."

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