DMCA: Horrors of a Broad and Automated Censorship Tool

by Ernesto, TorrentFreak
Mar. 04, 2012

The DMCA was once drafted to protect the interests of copyright holders, allowing them to take infringing content offline. Today, however, the system is systematically abused by rightsholders as an overbroad censorship tool. One third of the notices sent to Google are false, companies like Microsoft censor perfectly legal sites, and others use the DMCA to get back at competitors.

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