Wordpress.com fights back against fraudulent DMCA notices

Parent company Automattic claims two bloggers received improper takedown notices meant to censor their content

Companies using social media have long had reason to fear the risks of social media, but individuals often face similar risks. Most notably, copyright protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allows content producers to uphold their copyright against infringers on the Web, leading to the removal of countless blog posts and YouTube videos.

However, one prominent Internet company has decided to fight back. Automattic, which owns popular blogging site Wordpress.com, announced on Nov. 21 that it has filed two lawsuits, alleging that two of its hosted blogs were victims of improper DMCA takedown notices.

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Zach Warren

Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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