Do all the redactions mean someone is or has done something nefarious and is trying to hide it? To simply assume this is what is being done is shortsighted, uninformed about FOIA and how it works, and almost certainly wrong.
The reasons why it is redacted do not matter, only that they are authorized exemptions. So, how does the public verify that redacted information is actually subject to the exemption?
must just be a cynic, but the big black blocks are a grand reminder of the transparency they are truly striving for.
Thats awesome that in their SEACATS remarks they put (RIAA) next to the artists name as if that somehow validates that DAJAZ1 is infringing. It moreso just makes the (unsigned) stand out on the Rapgodfathers takedown.
An intern at UMG should not have the authority to say who is and who is not guilty of infringement under the law.
i understood perfectly. See what you have done is taken a contractual agreement for the management of media on one single website, went along a wordy path, and ended up with UMG interns deciding who is subject to federal copyright laws.
My tie in with the SOPA is that IF these companies already feel that they can remove whatever they want from sites like Youtube
Thats also where your tie in ends, because they can remove 'videos featuring their artists' from one site 'youtube'. When you attempt to expand this into the land of "yeah but they could...." or "what if they..." , you might as well bat for the other team.
With such a "who gives a shit" attitude when it comes to other peoples videos and copyright....
The 'they' in this instance is Google, who allowed an agreement that gave UMG the ability to down videos on Youtube. Using this case as defense for/against SOPA is misplaced and would only serve as a flaw to exploit.
You do not have a 'right' to post things on youtube. They get to decide what is carried on their site, and moreover, who gets to police the works. Just because they made a poor decision in allowing the most biased of parties under the hood is solely the responsibility of Google.
It just happens to be going on at the same time that digital privacy laws are being groomed and molested by congress.