We have someone getting out of control. I don’t recall this as part of the agencies charter, do you?
. . . because of the Department of Homeland Security’s fearless quest to rid the Internet of copyright infringement. I’ve noted DHS’ penchant for seizing domain names at the border .
But now it seems they’re going into the Youtube notice-and takedown business.
See Techdirt’s comments on this here. If anyone has any idea why DHS is joining together with the likes of CBS to take down (allegedly) infringing content, I would like to hear it … Really: don’t they have enough important work to do? Do private rightsholders, armed with a veritable arsenal of tools to detect and deter infringement, really need the DHS’ help here?
The fairness is coming and the entertainment industry will be re-written.
psst, I hear the southern border, the terrorists are coming. And the drug smugglers? What, you get kickbacks? That’s what the Mexican government does, take a cut.