Warner Bros flags its own website as a piracy portal in copyright takedowns

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It turns out that asking a piece of software to decide which websites should be censored and which ones are legitimate has some problems, which I think comes as a surprise to all of us. Read the rest

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Copyfraud, uncertainty and doubt: the vanishing online public domain

In Enclosing the public domain: The restriction of public domain books in a digital environment, a paper in First Monday, researchers from the Victoria University of Wellington document the widespread proactice of putting restrictions on scanned copies of public domain books online. Read the rest