David Powsner, a partner in Nutter's Intellectual Property Department, was quoted by Yahoo! Finance in “Twitter’s football video removals raise questions for all media” on October 13. The article highlights recent actions taken by two firms that specialize in policing copyrights online under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The firms told Twitter to take down posts that included video clips of professional and college football games.
David, who recently co-authored a blog post and co-presented a podcast on DMCA takedowns, notes that the law is working as designed and that it is meant to provide a relatively low overhead mechanism for addressing accused infringements, whether on a web site or a social media network. “The overall purpose of that law remains applicable, whether in today’s social media-driven environment or yesterday’s digital media publishing environment,” he said. To view the article, click here.
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