Open to discussion:
Network uptime and Google position are everything on the web but bogus claim can shut you down for days (or even weeks depending on the case and provider).
Large media corporations have been known to file over 100,000 takedown requests a month and some are now under investigation for abuse.
Abuse, like when Google removed bad reviews for Canadian rapper Drakeís latest album ďTake CareĒ at the request of Universal Music Group alleging it was a torrent. All you had to do was look at the URL to know it wasnít a torrent.
Or when NASA streamed the landing of Mars Rover Curiosity and Scripps had it taken down because NASAís Official YouTube channel violated their copyright. (Seriously?)
So the question is, after 10 years of DMCA enforcement what reforms need to happen to give everyone a fair shake(producers, consumers, and web freedom)? What ideas should be explored?
Google has recently introduced a penalty for sites that receive too many take-down requests, instead of taking them down entirely. Other countries are proposing graduated warnings/fines that will protect individuals and small businesses from complete take-downs and litigation.
What are the best solutions out there right now?
If you ask me, itís just too easy to abuse the process. Corporations have always used/abused the law, in general, to their benefit. (And thatís fine when itís Apple versus Samsung.) But when itís Big Company A vs Joe Blogger then I feel the powers are overreaching.
I do understand that it has helped a lot of people protect their content but I still think there is plenty of room for reform.
What reforms should we be discussing?