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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Robert Galland

They're just setting forth what the relevant law provides for as opposed to implementing a new. policy. They don't set DMCA policy, they follow Congress' statute like everyone else. Also, the real remedy in the statute isn't for LL to recover damages. It's for users who have wrongful DMCA's filed against them. If you fraudulently DMCA me and I incur damages, you're on the hook for those and my attorneys fees. This has been the law for at least the ten years I've been dealing with it.

Ciaran Laval

That looks pretty much boilerplate, Twitter's help pages on copyright notifications includes similar wording.

Amanda Dallin

It's only proper to make sure people know DMCA isn't an internal SL rule but actual legal proceedings.

Patchouli Woollahra

Having met people who've gotten the wrong end of the DMCA unjustly based on frivolous filings, requiring physical documentation that puts a real-world identification to claims that have potentially adverse consequences on finances and reputations across multiple jusridictions in order to file this claim will reduce SL's workload on this matter to a quiet simmer made up a lot more of people with genuine grievances.

this change has been a long time in coming - many genuine SL merchants do NOT have the finances required to mount a defence on every claim no matter how frivolous, which has been one of the weaknesses of the DMCA with regards to SL. The threat of actual blowback in the event of malicious claims should also cut out some of the adventurism in this regard.

It's one thing to write a policy and another to enforce it, though. Let's see how it affects things when it finally goes into effect.

gw

this is a good thing. i know 2 recently who have had dcma fikes against them out of jealousy of better product.

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