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.
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!