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Google: Most DMCA Takedown Notices Illegitimate

Mar 20, 2009, 21:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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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