Techdirt Podcast Episode 269: The Oversight Board Starts Overseeing Facebook

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The first batch of decisions about Facebook’s content moderation from the recently-established Oversight Board has garnered lots of reactions, including many kneejerk ones — but there’s plenty to discuss, so for this week’s episode Mike is joined by Harvard Law’s Evelyn Douek to talk about the decisions themselves and what they signal about the board as a whole.

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Bob Wyman (profile) says:

Community Standards or Laws and Content Moderation?

Should community standards or local laws influence content moderation? If so, which ones?

In New York City, it has been legal for quite some time for women to appear topless in public. Given this, should content moderators, who might restrict depictions of breasts for readers in some areas, restrain from restricting such images when they are being displayed within the confines of New York City? If not, then do we accept the rule that content moderation must always impose the most restrictive interpretation of what is or is not appropriate or permissible?

For NPR’s commentary on New York City law, see: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/24/434315957/topless-in-new-york-the-legal-case-that-makes-going-top-free-legal-ish

Anonymous Coward says:

In the view of Hollywood copyright is mainly for the ability to lock up ip and reuse it over and over with endless reboots of the same idea, s
Until recently before streaming and the Web
If a musician wanted a record deal they had to give up ownership of all master recordings
to Warner music and other Companys
Copyright dmca law is used to basically wipe out
Fair use from YouTube

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