MySpace and Dailymotion, a popular French video site, announced Friday separate initiatives to prevent copyrighted material from being misused, increasing pressure on Google to more aggressively police its YouTube subsidiary...
Corynne McSherry, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based group that advocates for digital rights, said the problem with the feature is that it doesn't allow for "fair use," a legal concept that gives ordinary people the right to quote from books, cite newspaper articles and sing their favorite songs without seeking prior authorization.
"Fair use means you don't have to ask permission," McSherry said.
McSherry said she was also concerned about what would happen if a take-down request was disputed. "In that case it seems that further human review would be appropriate," McSherry said.