DMCA Horror Stories

8 year old girl taken down for singing national anthem

William Joseph reports that this YouTube video of his 8 year old daughter singing the national anthem was taken down due to a copyright claim. Shortly afterwards, he made the rest of his videos private to avoid future issues.

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Takedown abuse has gone too far.

For years, huge companies like Sony, Disney, and Comcast have been abusing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) to take down enormous swaths of online content, using automated software that ignores Fair Use rights and frequently misidentifies music and videos as copyrighted. Despite the fact that the system is already weighted in their favor, these companies are arguing that the DMCA doesn’t go far enough to give them control over online content. It's time to fight back against takedown abuse!

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