Bloggers, stand up to fight questionable DMCA takedown notices

22 11 2013 parent company Automattic and two WordPress users have sued two defendants who attempted to use American copyright law to remove online speech critical of their actions.In a pair of lawsuits filed Thursday in the Northern District of California, Automattic cites a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that requires copyright owners to pay damages when overreaching on copyright claims. However, as we’ve reported before, it’s pretty tough to get damages paid under Section 512(f).


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