02 November 2006

US - Abusing The DMCA To Take Down Any Content

This has been quite a week for stories about people abusing the DMCA. Now we've got more examples of similar abuses. The first also comes from the EFF who has filed a lawsuit against someone for abusing the DMCA. The person in question apparently did some stuff online to annoy a lot of people, and when others wrote nasty articles about him, he simply filed DMCA complaints to get ISPs to take down the stories -- even though there was absolutely no copyright infringement at all.