is to pass laws making the INDIVIDUAL responsible for any fines received for willfully ignoring the law. Fining the AGENCY has no impact upon the employee so there is zero incentive to actually DO THEIR JOB and OBEY THE LAW.
I work for a federal agency and our network is such a POS that I can't d/l work-related files half the time without getting network time-outs, etc. And here the FBI is speeding up a kiddie-porn site! #SMH
So the copyright maximalists want sites to just take their word that stuff is infringing and take everything down with the flimsiest of DMCA notices.....DO IT! Do it for one month, take every single thing down on the slightest hint of infringement or DMCA notice! Take it down regardless of who or what is requesting it! Take it down if your dog barks at the screen for no reason!
Take it down! And it won't be long before those idiots realize that without a valid, functional, well-defined system...their "perfect world" where any DMCA takes anything down for any reason is actually a wasteland of broken links, 404 notices and lost revenue.
...we have rapists, thugs, thieves, con artists, grifters, junkies, pushers, hookers, murderers, pedophiles, and all manner of people who will seek to take advantage of your naivete and ignorance and trust....
THIS is the precise reason why I DO NOT purchase e-format books of any form. 1) the device company can just yank them off your device (Amazon) 2) if the company sinks you lose all your PURCHASED PRODUCT (that's like buying a hardback & then when the publisher goes bankrupt they come to your door & demand the book back) 3) did anyone notice the price-fixing scandal?