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Data from the Lumen Database Highlights How Companies Use Fake Websites and Backdated Articles to Censor Google’s Search Results :: Blog :: Lumen
Businesses have become increasingly creative in their attempts to misuse the DMCA to remove negative reviews from the Internet. They have gone to great lengths to falsely claim copyright infringement with the intent of taking down content from Google’s search results and review sites.

One such tactic is the “stolen article” scam, which uses fake websites and backdated articles to remove content online. As described in a previous blog post, the scam typically plays out as follows:

A company (or individual) will come across some undesirable content online, which they believe will cause them reputational harm. Desperate to censor the content at any cost, and lacking a valid case for defamation, they will often seek the assistance of a “reputation management” agency. These agencies will proceed to create a website masquerading as a legitimate news source, whose sole purpose is to host the very content their client is seeking to remove, usually disguised in the form of a news article. The article is then backdated to give it the appearance of being published prior to the allegedly infringing content. The reputation management agency then files a DMCA notice on behalf of the “journalist” who wrote the review, claiming it was stolen from their client’s website, all the while shielding the true client’s name with an alias designed to make it difficult to trace back to them.
copyright  google 
october 2018 by Aetles
In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword -
In the smartphone industry alone, according to a Stanford University analysis, as much as $20 billion was spent on patent litigation and patent purchases in the last two years — an amount equal to eight Mars rover missions.
copyright  patents  apple  samsung  technology 
october 2012 by Aetles
Apple now provides online tool to report App Store ripoffs | Ars Technica
Apple has created an App Store-specific reporting tool that allows developers to alert the company to potential copyright or trademark infringement by copycat apps. The tool appears designed to streamline the process of getting offending apps removed from the App Store and giving developers a clear channel of communication with Apple during the process.
apps  apple  copyright  ios  appstore 
september 2012 by Aetles
Pick up the pitchforks: David Pogue underestimates Hollywood « Clay Shirky
If their legal arm gets out of control? This is an industry that demands payment from summer camps if the kids sing Happy Birthday or God Bless America, an industry that issues takedown notices for a 29-second home movie of a toddler dancing to Prince. Traditional American media firms are implacably opposed to any increase in citizens’ ability to create, copy, save, alter, or share media on our own. They fought against cassette audio tapes, and photocopiers. They swore the VCR would destroy Hollywood. They tried to kill Tivo. They tried to kill MiniDisc. They tried to kill player pianos. They do this whenever a technology increases user freedom over media. Every time. Every single time.
copyright  ifttt  politics  sopa  mpaa 
january 2012 by Aetles
The real cost of free | Cory Doctorow | Technology |
Commenters who claim I tell artists to give their work away for free are wrong – and they should focus on the real online villains

Last week, my fellow Guardian columnist Helienne Lindvall published a piece headlined The cost of free, in which she called it "ironic" that "advocates of free online content" (including me) "charge hefty fees to speak at events".
corydoctorow  copyright 
october 2010 by Aetles

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