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Last posted Jul 01, 2010 at 07:14PM EDT. Added Jun 19, 2010 at 03:24PM EDT
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June 18, 2010
Goodbye Sad Keanu

Hey Everyone,

Splash News has decided to keep their DMCA in place, as well as Tumblr, which means we may not publish any more of your awesome submissions and we must start to take down all of our previous 270+ posts. In addition, this blog will most likely be deleted in the next 48 hours by Tumblr because of the DMCA.

Although we do believe that it can fall under “fair use”, both myself and my partner don’t have any time or resources to fight it.

Thanks to everyone that helped out making this meme the most awesome one on the internet.


Last edited Jun 19, 2010 at 03:24PM EDT

That sucks that something like that is taken down just because companies don’t want it to be there. I think that something like that would be put under fair use, or even perhaps parody, and wouldn’t be liable to be taken down. Meh.

Wait ? How come an Internet paparazzi thing can DMCA something like this ? The photograph they provided was available for free on their website to begin with, right ?

Last edited Jun 20, 2010 at 03:42AM EDT

Can we get (or do we already have?) a practical “How To” going somewhere KYM of what exactly it would take to fight something like this? How much time? What kinds of resources?

Aside from the embarrassing fact that I actually have no idea – it would be great if we could develop some kind of DMCA Response Readiness Kit for people who need advice about such matters in the future. The Downfall how-to was a great idea, lets take it a couple steps further.

I demand that you demand!

@SweatieKiller, there is no doubt that in a war of dollars whatever large production company has issued said takedown or notice or whatever would win, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t spend everything we’re willing (time, resources other than $crilla) in and attempt to at least stem their overzealous copyright-lovin’ DMCA-throwin’ tide.

As Anon put it, if we think of it as a cultural preservation initiative, we’re doing everything we can to protect the culture of the web. While we might not win every (or even any?) battles, it’s important to fight.

I’m looking through some of my bookmarks. I’ll just start pasting whatever I’ve got that pertains to Fair Use, copyright law, etc.

The Center for Social Media’s guide to best practice for online video:

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

The EFF’s guide to the term Intellectual Property

The EFF’s guide to Youtube removals.

Chilling Effects’ guide to fighting a cease and desist notice:

This is a start.

I found another really interesting site for a group called the Organization for Transformative Works.

In Canada, there’s a bill being proposed called The Copyright Modernization Act that would help to protect a wide range of mashups and remixes. This is awesome stuff.


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