On 3 June 2010 16:14, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
If you can link in your notifications to a handy guide
to contesting a
DMCA takedown notice, that would probably answer the concerns in this
thread. It's clear that people weren't sure if they could re-add
things at all, ever, after a takedown notice, without express WMF
permission. It's clear to you, but not to the non-lawyers who
nevertheless know what a bogus claim copyright is. (And I know the WMF
isn't their lawyer, but I'm sure high-quality guides to contesting
takedown notices exist.)
I understand it's possible WMF could be liable even for *alluding* to
how to deal with these things in the notice. Because the DMCA is that
So: the community needs to:
1. Put a suitable guide to dealing with DMCA takedown notices on meta.
(Festoon with disclaimers.)
2. Link it from each occasion the community is notified of a takedown
notice having been received.
This will expressly not carry the Foundation's imprimatur in any way,
but it will help the present problem.
Does that sound like it would deal with the problems? Yann?