by Legendary Lew
I recently posted here about the non-enforcement of The Fair Use clause for media producers and how their works (and careers) in were jeopardy. Overzealous entertainment labels and outright thieves plop down DMCA takedown notices on YouTube when the alleged violations were highly questionable. Making matters worse, the claimants could legally take ad money meant for the original video creator after the takedown and never be required to give it back, even if the claims are proven false.
Now I’ve learned from Fight for the Future(.org) that the U.S. Copyright Office wants to hear from those who have a concern with these violations. Click on this link to register your concerns about the misuse of DMCA takedowns and the violation of free speech these actions incur.
The only catch is that you must contact them by 11:59pm tonight!
So contact them now and tell others. We can flood the US Copyright Office the same way the FCC was flooded regarding a free and open internet.
UPDATE: There’s already a report that the massive response is crashing the government servers on their site. Keep trying! This is very positive!
Here’s the Nostalgia Critic speaking about the abuse of DMCA takedowns: