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“The Inexact Science Behind DMCA Takedown Notices” (NY Times)

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A new study from the University of Washington suggests that media industry trade groups are using flawed tactics in their investigations of users who violate copyrights on peer-to-peer file sharing networks …

“The paper finds that there is a serious flaw in how these trade groups finger alleged file-sharers. It also suggests that some people might be getting improperly accused of sharing copyrighted content, and could even be purposely framed by other users.”

Slashdot (“Why would a printer, an inanimate object with no reproductive organs, be downloading pornography? It doesn’t fit … if the toner cartridge won’t fit, you must acquit.”) here.

June 1, 2008