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View Diary: Klingenschmitt does it again. Right Wing Watch suspended. Petition signatures needed. (70 comments)

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  •  It doesn't seem that it would be difficult (9+ / 0-)

    to flag repeat abusers for individual scrutiny, but then again, I'm not versed at all on DMCA/Safe Harbor laws.

    •  Technically, yes it can be done, and we've (11+ / 0-)

      been known to do it in our business. We don't like witch hunts in our service designed to drive people out. But that requires a bit of a human touch.

      While a business can not block anyone from their service that carries UGC, they can definitely scrutinize the forms. Under an automated system however, it's designed to be legal from get-go, which is the only place an agent can put the brakes on by actually ensuring what is filed is legal. Beyond that, we're not allowed to do a single thing other than to remove the "offending" material. However, as expeditious as we are with removing content, we're also just as expeditious once a counter-claim is filed. That's a corporate stance though for us, YouTube can take a bit more time, but only up to a "reasonable" amount of time to put the material back.

      YouTube also has a choice here, which obviously they have decided to just remove the accounts. We don't do that until the 2nd offense is filed against someone, and if the 1st one was not counter-claimed. They can still counter-claim the filing and get reinstated to the service, but that rarely happens after I'm done investigating whether they are blatantly violating copyright infringement. Needless to say, I'm pretty thorough. We simply remove the content itself, and allow time for the party to file counter-claim, and if it doesn't happen and they get another report, the account then becomes suspended.

      It is every person's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what they takes out of it. - Albert Einstein (edited for modern times to include everyone by me!)

      by LeftieIndie on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 03:45:49 PM PST

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