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Save Fair Use!
« on: March 31, 2016, 11:02:19 PM »
As a lot of you have probably noticed, there has been a lot of problems with the abuse of Digital Millenium Copyright Act, especially on Youtube, and especially in regards to fair use.

Under fair use, a user can post copyrighted video if it is for the purpose of education, criticism, or parody.  Unfortunately, companies and individuals are falsely having videos and websites taken down for using content when the use of that content clearly falls under fair use.

For example, if a movie reviewer, such as The Nostalgia Critic, shows clips from a movie as part of his review, it falls under fair use ...

... but ...

... the studio that made the movie can send a false DMCA takedown notice if the review is negative.  This will cause the video review to be taken down, in spite of it being covered under fair use, resulting in loss of revenue for the reviewer, and could possibly result in his account being suspended if three or more videos receive these false notices.  Meanwhile, the user has very limited recourse.

Tomorrow is April Fool's day, but this is no joke.

Midnight on the evening of April 1st is the deadline for signing a petition to enact legislation to prevent DMCA abuse.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoIL5qUI1p8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoIL5qUI1p8</a>

Stopping DMCA abuse is a very important action.  Please watch the video, and sign the petition.

We only have until midnight tomorrow.

https://www.takedownabuse.org/

More information:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVqFAMOtwaI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVqFAMOtwaI</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC3NIdiZF_E" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC3NIdiZF_E</a>


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Re: Save Fair Use!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 11:31:46 PM »
Done. I'm tired of the government infecting everything. Haven't they tried this before a few years back?
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Re: Save Fair Use!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 11:40:27 PM »
Are you talking about SOPA?

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Re: Save Fair Use!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 11:55:25 PM »
Yes, that's right. I suppose they're not quite the same.
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Re: Save Fair Use!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 10:33:04 PM »
SOPA was a very poor law that no one wanted that was attempted to be enacted, and had to do with internet provision (IE limiting bandwidth for anyone who doesn't pay a steep bribe, or something similar; it was a while ago and my memory isn't perfect).

This is a law that people WANT enacted that supposedly stops or hinders abuse of the DMCA. Which has actually been happening for quite a while (if I'm getting the gist of it correct).

So, they're actually two very different things.
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