Repost: How DMCA Abuse Hurts Content Creators


Starting this week, I want to regularly highlight the work of other authors in the copyright/plagiarism sphere that I deeply respect by having either guest posts or reposting, with permission, their works. This week I want to higlight Ellen Seidler at Vox Indie, who recently posted about the issue of DMCA abuse and how the problem doesn’t just impact users who have their non-infringing work taken down.

How DMCA Abuse Hurts Content Creators (via

When people talk about DMCA abuse it’s usually folks representing companies like Google or the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Time and time again this red herring is used as a cudgel to attack those who believe in copyright law.  However, as I’…

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