Kickstarter rejected over half of DMCA claims filed against it in 2014

28 06 2015

For years now, tech companies have been filing “transparency reports” in an attempt to let the public know how they deal with various types of legal requests. Previously, these reports had been limited to companies that have a lot of personal information about their customers: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and even reddit.

But now, Kickstarter is getting in on the game with a report of its own, released on Wednesday. Kickstarter projects aren’t frequently subjected to law enforcement inquiries, but rather some projects face claims made under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

The new report says that the company “received and evaluated” 282 DMCA claims last year and rejected 159 (56 percent) of them. In the remaining 123 cases, Kickstarter took some action, including removing images or videos and possibly hiding the project’s page.


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