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Virtual Legality Episode 164

Is This YouTube’s Craziest DMCA Abuse Story Yet?

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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:

"Matt Binder"
YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/MatthewBinder

"YouTube reversed my bogus copyright strike after I threatened to write this"
Mashable - January 28, 2020 - Matt Binder
https://mashable.com/article/youtube-livestream-bogus-copyright-strike-warner-bros-cnn/

"Michael Bentkover"
LinkedIn Profile
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbentkover/

"Limitations on liability relating to material online"
17 USC 512 (DMCA)
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/512


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"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

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