Host: Colette Vogele
Guest: Jason Schultz, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Jason is a staff attorney for the EFF specializing in intellectual property and reverse engineering. He currently leads EFF’s Patent Busting Project and also teaches graduate classes on Cyberlaw at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law and School of Information.
Topic for Episode 004: In this episode, we conclude our discussion about the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”). Last week’s episode dealt primarily with the background of the DMCA and the anti-circumvention laws in section 1201 of the Act. In this week’s episode we digg into the details of section 512, the “notice and takedown” process that allows copyright owners to have illegally copied works removed from websites. Jason describes the steps needed to submit a “counter-notice” if you’re site has been taken down improperly, and also steps you can take to protect your own content. We also discuss the delicate balance that we’re faced with in being both content owners who may wish to enforce copyright, and also content users who may need to defend their works from claims of infringement. Lastly, learn what Jason’s favorite podcasts are!
Links for this Episode:
Some free-speech friendly internet service providers:
Lauging Squid Speak Easy Computer Tyme (Ctyme) Hosting Blip.tv (and Mike Hudack)
(Another ISP that I’ve been referred to in the past is NearlyFreeSpeech.Net. Read their DMCA FAQ.)
Jason’s podcast recommendations:
Open Source Sex with Violet Blue Galacticast Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! This American Life EFF’s Line Noise
Background: To get more general background information on the DMCA follow these links:
As always, you can reference the The Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution for more information on legal questions related to podcasting.
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