Maybe they should do a dry run where they start streaming a day or two early, so if(WHEN) the bot blocks it, the feed can be restored in time for the real event.
This form of damage mitigation isn't a substitute for fixing the problem, but would do two things: highlight the obsurdity of the system in the first place, and get feeds restored in time for their actual airing, so people can watch.
If every label includes these clauses, wouldn't they become unconscionable due to lack of choice/disparity in bargaining power, and if challenged in the jurisdiction of the artist's choosing, shouldn't the court trash the clause so the artist has some recourse? If they have NO CHOICE but to sign a contract with that clause, shouldn't it be unenforceable?
Also, "just go without" isn't an option courts consider too much when dealing with unconscionability...
I think the problem is that most Americans don't hear about these rules Congress is making regarding these letters until AFTER THE FACT. The reasons SOPA/PIPA/JIGGA/Whatever didn't pass were because of the large amounts of public outcry that came before the votes took place. Here, most of these provisions were buried within other bills/statutes and got little to no air time beforehand. That and the fact that most "National Security" bills get rushed through for the sake of security, but no one really understands the repercussions until the laws have taken effect and affected some part of the population lead to situations where people scratch their heads and wonder why it's "ok" for agencies to do this.
The other problem with National Security related laws is it is very hard to convince a congress or senate or executive to dial them back, because every one of their opponents will say they are weak on security and get them ousted in the next election. Once the cat is out of the bag, good luck getting it back in.
The current suit is likely to be dropped because the issue is a moot point now that one side gave in. Next time, should the affected website sue for an emergency injunction against seizure, and then show irreparable harm, using these cases as exampmes of abuse? Just a thought...
I have been looking for some new books to read on my Kindle Fire, and because of this post, found (free, because it is public domain) Edison's Conquest of Mars. Who would have thought Techdirt would empower readers to search out content. Watch out, you might get some DCMA notices if you're not careful, pirate enablers! Arrr!
If that's the case, then every procedural cop show since Law & Order, every sci fi show since star trek, abd every superhero anything since the 30s is fan fiction and therefore trash. TDKR was based on three seperate Batman stories, so does that make it 3x trash? (haters, don't hate, I'm making a point. In all seriousness, Cameron's Titanic is TECHNICALLY fan fiction ripped from reporters and newspapers from 1912....
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