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Virtual Legality Episode 233

US Copyright Office: "The DMCA? It's Too Tough...On Sony/Disney"

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): Necessary evil or Bane of the Internet? The US Copyright Office has just issued a (250 page!) report that asks the eternal question: "Why not both?"

Who are the Rightsholders the Copyright Office seeks to protect?

How do the reforms proposed ignore the realities of the Internet?

And why are so many commentors to Virtual Legality going to be so disappointed?

Be careful what you wish for...in Virtual Legality.

#DMCA #FairUse #Takedown


Discussed in this episode:

"Section 512 of title 17: A Report of the Register of Copyrights"
May 2020
https://www.copyright.gov/policy/section512/section-512-full-report.pdf

"Maria Strong"
US Copyright Office Webpage
https://www.copyright.gov/about/leadership/maria-strong.html

"US Copyright Office to Denizens of the Internet..."
Tweet - May 21, 2020 - Hoeg Law (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1263520787010641931

"Tweet complaining about DMCA takedown abuse gets hit with DMCA takedown"
The Verge - April 2019 - Jon Porter
https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/15/18311091/piracy-tweet-dmca-takedown-request-starz-eff-american-gods

"Last of Us Leak Legalities"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-ULKii2yP9AY-Emo1_G8xN

"This is the quote tweet that got DMCA'd."
Tweet - May 21, 2020 - Kaleb (@KalebPrime)
https://twitter.com/KalebPrime/status/1263561262832762886


"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).

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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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