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Fix The DMCA

[The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is broken, is stifling innovation, and is giving entrenched businesses an unfair advantage over new ones. Let’s fix it.][link]

[link]: http://fixthedmca.org/ “FixTheDMCA.org”

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Jay Leno uses indie YouTube video; NBC gets it taken down

Obviously The System Works:

>[NBC/Universal used a YouTube video by an indie comedy duo (without permission) on The Jay Leno Show Рthen had the video taken down with a copyright claim.][link]

NBC’s position seems to be that they own any content played on any of their programs? I guess it’s nice to see their position put so bluntly.

[link]: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/violetblue/jay-leno-uses-indie-youtube-video-nbc-gets-it-taken-down/1350 “Jay Leno uses indie YouTube video; NBC gets it taken down | ZDNet”

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The Case Against COICA

[The Combatting Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is bad mojo][link] that will not only limit creativity but stifle business. It will unconstitutionally restrict freedom of speech, raise the cost of doing business on the internet in a time when the economy is already in the toilet, and **create an internet blacklist in America**.

[The EFF has a larger look at the bill][link], and none of it is good.

[link]: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/11/case-against-coica “The Case Against COICA | Electronic Frontier Foundation”

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How To Challenge a Wrongful YouTube Takedown

[A helpful video by Know Your Meme.][link] Feel like I’m just reblogging Waxy today.

[link]: http://blog.knowyourmeme.com/post/558728396/how-to-challenge-a-wrongful-youtube-takedown “Know Your Meme – How To Challenge a Wrongful YouTube Takedown…”