Warner Bros. Targets Kim Dotcom’s Mega With Bogus DMCA Requests

Copyright holders are increasingly trying to take down allegedly infringing links by sending millions of DMCA takedown notices to Google and elsewhere each month. Unfortunately, not all of their requests are accurate. Sometimes these mishaps are amusing, such as when copyright holders try to take down their own legitimate content. In other cases errors can lead to thousands of websites being censored by mistake. Today we discovered another bogus takedown request, one that may bring a smile to Kim Dotcom’s face. Last week Warner Bros. sent a DMCA notice to Google asking the search engine to remove 964 URLs that allegedly link to infringing copies of the movie “Gangster Squad.” The notice in question also lists 16 links to Mega.co.nz, Dotcom’s new cloud hosting service. …

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Warner Bros. Targets Kim Dotcom’s Mega With Bogus DMCA Requests

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 Net News

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