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Find The Boots

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Slashdottian Wisdom

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

From Slashdot:
You know how the NFL puts up those notices before every game saying 'This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience, and any other use of this telecast or of any pictures, descriptions or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent is prohibited?' Well, Ars Technica is reporting that Wendy Seltzer thought that that was over-reaching and posted a video of the notice on YouTube. Predictably, the NFL filed a DMCA Take Down notice on the clip. But Ms. Seltzer knows her rights, so she filed a DMCA Counter Notice. This is when the NFL violated the DMCA, by filing another Take Down notice instead of taking the issue to court — their only legitimate option, according to the DMCA. Unfortunately for the NFL, Ms. Seltzer is a law professor, an EFF lawyer, and the founder of Chilling Effects. Oops!
An army of Davids, indeed.

We at Find-The-Boots are really really in favor of property rights, but have you ever noticed that the only people inconvenienced by this DCMA crap are people who respect property rights?

You think Malaysian bootleggers care 'bout FBI warning leadins on a DVD? No, but I have to sit through the darn thing.

Bah, a plague on all their houses.

   

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