Why Is There No Way To Respond To A DMCA Subpoena?
from the privacy?-schmivacy dept
It’s being reported that American Airlines has subpoenaed both Google and YouTube under the DMCA, to find out who uploaded a training video to both sites. Now, it’s reasonable that they want to find out who uploaded their videos, but as the EFF points out, nowhere in this process are the uploaders given a chance to respond — or, even to suggest that the video isn’t really American Airlines’. In other words, if you want to find out who uploaded just about any video, you could simply claim copyright violation and get a subpoena. What’s odd about this is that there’s absolutely no reason not to allow due process in this case. If there’s truly a violation, then the companies will get the information they seek — but the person putting up the content should at least be allowed to first respond.