Hilary Mason

Copyright robots shut down the Hugo award livestream: http://bit.ly/UnJ5DI

Can we please fix this nonsense?

How copyright enforcement robots killed the Hugo Awards

Eugene Crosser September 04, 2012 03:22

I am not sure if such articles do any good, or just divert the public anger towards a wrong target. The “Shoot first, ask questions later” DMCA makes is a reasonable business decision to prefer an occasional PR blunder to a flock of huge lawsuits. It’s not “incorrectly programmed copyright enforcement squad” - it was programmed correctly to the goal of minimizing the damages to the company’s bottom line.

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