Sender of False DMCA Takedown Notices Ordered to Pay £370K in Damages | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Sender of False DMCA Takedown Notices Ordered to Pay £370K in Damages

An individual who filed false copyright complaints with platforms including Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram in order to damage a rival's business has been heavily punished by a court. In a default judgment handed down this week, the defendant was ordered to pay almost $370k for abusing the DMCA.

Court DamagesEvery day millions of DMCA takedown notices are sent to major online platforms including Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

The aim is to remove content that infringes third-party copyrights and the majority succeed in that goal. However, some people see the takedown provisions of the DMCA either as a tool for censorship or one to be abused in order to seize an advantage over a competitor or rival.

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