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Google And YouTube Need More Transparent Takedown Procedures

August 29, 2008

The removal of content from the Internet needs more safeguards. Right now, it's just too easy to make unsubstantiated claims that lead online services providers to block lawful content.

As the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union pointed out in a joint blog post on Monday, user-generated content is playing a significant role in the political and civic debate, but "political speech has been threatened repeatedly by claims that controversial material violates a site's terms of use or infringes copyrights or trademark rights."

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