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Virtual Legality Episode 232

TLOU Finale (Pt. 2): Rebuffed at YouTube, Sony Turns to Twitter

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The saga of Sony and Naughty Dog's "Last of Us Part II" DMCA takedown and copyright claim extravaganza gets an unexpected sequel (!) as Sony turns its eye towards more DMCA "use", this time on Twitter.

How does Sony's DMCA takedown approach on Twitter mirror so much of what it attempted to do on YouTube?

How are Twitter's own policies helping to aid Sony in its quest?

Why is Sony's approach so very dangerous to the very concept of free speech?

And just why isn't anyone covering this all, anyway?

We pick up where we left off...in Virtual Legality.

(DON'T GET CHEEKY SONY) - Thumbnail/Video Screenshot from:
“The Last of Us Part II | Release Date Reveal Trailer | PS4”
YouTube Video – September 24, 2019 – PlayStation Europe
https://youtu.be/XvG-EpPoCCA

#TheLastOfUs #Copyright #Takedown


Discussed in this episode:

"Last of Us Copyright Claim Finale: Sony Surrenders (VL227)"
YouTube Video - May 18, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/nB3s4AszRdM

"Pick up where we left off..."
Tweet - May 21, 2020 - Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog)
https://twitter.com/Naughty_Dog/status/1263526106700738560

"Testing, testing..."
Tweet - May 20, 2020 - Twitter (@Twitter)
https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/1263145271946551300

"Naughty Dog Is Using Twitter's Newest Feature to Fight Last of Us 2 Spoilers"
IGN - May 21, 2020 - Matt Kim
https://www.ign.com/articles/last-of-us-part-2-twitter-spoilers-naughty-dog

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

"I think it really goes well with the rampant DMCA takedown abuse."
Tweet - May 21, 2020 - Hoeg Law (@HoegLaw)
https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1263606738403631110

"Your Account Has Been Locked"
Twitter Notification
https://twitter.com/DDayCobra/status/1263263068810813441

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

"Subject matter of copyright: In general"
17 USC 102
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/102

"Copyright policy"
Twitter Help Center
https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/copyright-policy

"I don’t really blame them?"
Tweet - May 21, 2020 - The Dad Who Laughs (@mistermegative)
https://twitter.com/mistermegative/status/1263623519180656640


"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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