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Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Voluntary Measures and Industry Agreements

Official description: Voluntary alternatives to and modifications of statutory notice-and-takedown process; best practices; collaborative efforts of content owners, service providers and others to address online infringement, including availability of programs to smaller service providers and creators; cooperation in identifying infringers; … Continue reading

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Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Technological Strategies and Solutions

  Official description: Infringement monitoring tools and services; automated sending of notices, including notice parameters; automated processing of notices; role of human review; identification of works through fingerprinting, hash identifiers, and other technologies; filtering, including “staydown” capabilities; fair use considerations; … Continue reading

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Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Scope and Impact of Safe Harbors

Scope and Impact of Safe Harbors   Official description: Scope of entities and activities covered by safe harbors; incentives (and disincentives) for creators, copyright owners, online providers, investors, and users; impact on licensing activities; effectiveness of remedies, including ability to … Continue reading

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Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Applicable Legal Standards

Applicable Legal Standards   Official description: Actual and “red flag” knowledge requirements; financial benefit/right to control test; willful blindness; repeat infringers; good-faith requirements and Lenz; misrepresentation; fair use; use of representative lists; availability of injunctive relief; use of subpoenas; role … Continue reading

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Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Service provider response

Session 2: Notice-and-Takedown Process—Service Provider Response and Counter-Notifications   Official description: Handling of and response to notices, including timing and notices from high-volume senders; sending and handling of counter-notifications; volume of notices and counter-notifications; costs and burdens on large- and … Continue reading

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Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Notice and Takedown

A couple of introductory thoughts: There are over 20 panelists per hour and a half panel.  The math on that is not good in terms of substantive contributions, even if no one rolls out their talking points at all in … Continue reading

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Empirical analysis of chilling effects

Jon Penney discusses his research on chilling effects, including chilling effects from DMCA takedowns and government surveillance.  The paper on government surveillance and Wikipedia is here; the abstract for the DMCA piece is here. from Blogger http://ift.tt/1T9NKF9

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Website can use DMCA safe harbor for acts of its independent contractors

BWP Media USA, Inc v. Clarity Digital Group, LLC, No. 15-1154 (10th Cir. Apr. 25, 2016)     BWP owns the copyrights to various celebrity photos, and its business model appears to be lawsuit-based, at least in part.  It sued defendant … Continue reading

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Comments on section 512 from the OTW and a few others

The Copyright Office has posted the responses to its notice of inquiry on 512.  Here’s the Organization for Transformative Works comment on 512.  Also, among the 90,000+ responses, there are comments from Eric Goldman, and a comment based on the … Continue reading

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comments on 512 from the Organization for Transformative Works

Available here.  I look forward to participating in the Copyright Office’s roundtable as well.  from Blogger http://ift.tt/25AEJig

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