War for the Web
10 02.11

The real Internet censors: unaccountable ISPs?

This is a great article about self censorship on the Internet. While the DCMA protects ISPs from lawsuits by copyright holders, it does allow copyright holders to issue takedown notices. While the assumption is that ISPs will investigate the legitimacy of these takedown notices, it is not really in their interests to do so, because of the time and expense involved. Instead, they often simply remove the material, even if the takedown notice isn’t legitimate.

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