Starz apologizes for pushing Twitter to remove tweets on online piracy

A tweet from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that complained about an abusive DMCA takedown request has itself been hit with a DMCA takedown request. The EFF notes that the tweet in question linked to a TorrentFreak article about a number of leaked TV shows. A tweet promoting the article was later the subject of a Twitter takedown request even though the article was a clear example of fair use. The TorrentFreak article that started the string of copyright strikes was published on April 8th, and reported that several shows including the Starz releases American Gods and The Spanish Princess had leaked online prior to broadcast. The source of the leak appeared to be so-called “screener” copies of the shows, which are distributed... Continue reading…

Starz apologizes for pushing Twitter to remove tweets on online piracy

How about this for a comedy of errors. Last week, Twitter removed a tweet posted by TorrentFreak, for an article about how Starz shows were being pirated. The TV service Starz compounded ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Engadget

Starz reportedly apologizes for going after tweets about TV piracy - CNET

Writing about copyright infringement appears to have been confused with copy infringement.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from CNET

Tweet complaining about DMCA takedown abuse gets hit with DMCA takedown

A tweet from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that complained about an abusive DMCA takedown request has itself been hit with a DMCA takedown request. The EFF notes that ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from The Verge

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