The RTBF (right to be forgotten) creators didn't forsee this failure mode. But they can amend it to correct this deficiency.
The failure mode is that an RTBF can not recursively, pre-emptively take down all future articles critical of RTBF requests.
Heck, why not allow a single RTBF request to take down all future articles / discussion forums / tweets / etc...: * about this RTBF request * about this particular subject, person, etc. * criticism such as your suggesting the mere possibility that the RTBF could be abused
Ashley Madison you have it all wrong with the DMCA
You are wrong. WRONG WRONG WRONG.
You need to see the light and STOP using the DMCA to try to deal with this.
You should be using the new super dooper RTBF ! (Right To Be Forgotten)
The new RTBF has advantages over the outdated DMCA. 1. While the DMCA can only be used within worldwide jurisdiction, the RTBF can be used in even wider worldwide jurisdiction! 2. You can't use the DMCA to take down articles critical of DMCA requests, but you CAN use RTBF to take down articles critical of RTBF requests! 3. Coming Soon!... the ability to recursively take down all future articles about an RTBF request! (just try that with the puny DMCA.) 4. You don't have to be an actual copyright owner to use RTBF. (although it is doubtful that you need copyright ownership to use DMCA.)
The United States proudly decrees that it shall be the law of the land that: π is equal to 3. Gravity is a hoax. Reality is that the Earth is a flat disk. The sun is only 100 miles above the surface of the disk and moves in a circular motion about the surface. The disk is on the back of the first of an infinite stack of tortoises. The final tortoise of that infinite stack is propelled by a rocket at 9.8 meters / second ^ 2 using a perpetual motion machine, thus giving the illusion of gravity.
All contrary information will be subject to a Right To Be Forgotten Request.
You cannot say that an article existed when the Ministry of Truth has said that it doesn't exist and never did exist.
It is your duty to comply with Ministry of Truth requests to remove erroneous historical information which could cause outer party members to come to erroneous conclusions. Look to comrade Winston as your example.
Imagine if this technology could be modified so that it would be just as easy to locate a major criminal as it currently is to locate an innocent witness to a crime?
Then, instead of using a No Knock Warrant, executed by a paramilitary force that could take over some small countries, and possibly at the wrong address, the police could simply quietly arrest the major criminal in a setting that is safe and convenient.
It is unfortunate that this technology only works for finding witnesses or small time crooks.
Re: Honest mistakes happen too -- just like on "file sharing" sites -- and Youtube is not about to attempt judging!
This is not a pro-piracy idea.
It is clearly an anti-piracy idea. You ask everyone else to come up with how to fix the problems for you. When good ideas are given, you dismiss them.
I think a better idea is that there should be a statutory fine of $150,00 per bogus takedown. Where bogus means one of several things: * the takedown is not from a copyright owner or registered agent * the material clearly does not infringe, on its face. (Example: personal recording of nature sounds, birds singing does not infringe major copyright holder's music) * the takedown was based on insufficient investigation (which would have immediately prevented the prior example of nature sounds). Example: filing a takedown based simply on the title. Oh, it has a word from my title, so it MUST be infringement!
These ideas are not pro piracy. These ideas protect LEGITIMATE CONTENT PRODUCERS. People who put videos up on YouTube that do NOT infringe copyright. People whose channels are threatened by careless or malicious DMCA notices.
I'm not talking about a DMCA notice that has a minor defect. I'm talking about DMCA notices that should never have been filed without making sure of what they are filing over. Or that were not filed by someone authorized to file.
What is your opinion on that?
It helps legitimate content producers. So you should be in favor of it.
Which harms America more? Which of the following things have larger negative effects on ordinary Americans' every day lives? * encryption * bank safes * the war on (some) drugs * militarized police * police brutality * concentrated control and ownership of major news media * corrupt politicians and corrupt government * corporate lobbying (eg bribery) * the great economic divide * Windows 10