We've talked about copyright, fair use, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and YouTube before, but we've never talked about a company issuing a copyright strike BEFORE a video was even created.
Well now we have.
What did Mashable's Matt Binder do that so upset Warner Brothers Entertainment?
Who is Michael Bentkover, and what does it mean to be Worldwide Director of "Online Enforcement Operations"?
Why is this the clearest case of DMCA Abuse we've yet seen?
And why does the text of the DMCA suggest that no one is really likely to do much of anything about it?
There's no such thing as "pre"-infringement...in Virtual Legality.
#YouTube #DMCA #Copyright
Discussed in this episode:
"YouTube reversed my bogus copyright strike after I threatened to write this"
Mashable - January 28, 2020 - Matt Binder
"Limitations on liability relating to material online"
17 USC 512 (DMCA)
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