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Re: [News] Apple Abuse with DRM, DMCA Still a Nightmare

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____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 05 Jan 2010 09:04 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> A look at Apple's love for DRM and consumer lock-ins
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Apple makes great productsâyou'll get no
>>| argument from us. But Apple also likes
>>| keeping tight control over those products,
>>| and if anyone outside of Apple's blessed
>>| circle attempts to get in, the company is
>>| more than willing to try to use (or abuse)
>>| the law to its advantage.
>> `----
>> http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/01/a-look-at-apples-love-for-drm-and-consumer-lock-ins.ars
>> Tough To Punish Those Who File Bogus DMCA Takedowns
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Eric Goldman highlights a case where an ISP
>>| tried to use section (f) to go after a
>>| bunch of folks who issued questionable DMCA
>>| takedowns that were clearly designed to
>>| harass a couple of websites (and, at one
>>| point, were used to try to take down the
>>| entire ISP). The details are a bit
>>| convoluted, but basically, a group of
>>| people critical of what was being said on a
>>| website issued a series of DMCA takedowns
>>| to keep the site down every time it came
>>| back up following a counternotice. This
>>| seems like a perfect case where the
>>| takedown issuers should be hit with
>>| sanctions of some sort, but the case was
>>| dismissed on procedural grounds instead,
>>| which seem to be based on a
>>| misunderstanding of the DMCA itself.
>> `----
>> http://techdirt.com/articles/20091231/1224117567.shtml
> Wasn't this always the intention of the DMCA?  It was to put power to
> "copyright owners" so that they could harass "violators" whilst the
> legal system went through its process.
> It should never have made the statute books.

The ACTA would spread DMCA to _all_ countries, even the few that rejected the beast. 

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