Tue, 11 Mar 2003

Reason #65535 why the DMCA sucks ass

Overzealous reactions to takedown notifications can and do severely damage real people and organizations. The "guilty until proven innocent" provisions mean that complaints that used to be handled via a single email between interested parties very quickly devolve into a real denial of service for people that aren't even necessarily related to the "infringer." In this case, an upstream provider actually deleted a customer's SQL database, which had to be restored from backup. How crazy is that?

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