Well, I got a night's sleep to think about it, and decided to delete my flickr account. Flickr deserves to lose users over this. I'll find me a nice swedish photowebsite, they'll know what to do with a bogus DMCA takedown
I have a Flickr account which I use to for my own photos and this story has certainly convinced me to never get a pro account. If they don't bother to defend their customers, why the hell should I pay them?
But in all fairness, my remark is a bit crude. What annoys me most is that the people and entrepeneurs in America were a driving force behind this great thing called the internet, but now it's litigated into oblivion. This, combined with the attitude against foreign nations doesn't make them very popular.
I already speak German, but that's besides the point. And the Netherlands was liberated by the Canadians. Yes the Americans played a role in fighting Nazi Germany, but that was almost 70 years ago.
In recent years the only notable achievement was pissing of the world...
But still, the idea of the Pham Award intrigues me. Maybe we should hold a poll amongst the techdirt readers to come up with the ten worst patents in the news or courts this year and file for re-examination. Should be interesting.
I have a couple of WB movies with the "free digital copy insde" And in my experience they do not deserve points for trying, because they're not.
It's so horribly bad and broken I gave up using this crap. The download is slow, the website used for registering is user-unfriendly, and (my personal favourite) once you download the file, the DRM system prohibits you from moving the file to another directory or disk.
I wonder: didn't someone at WB download a torrent from a movie to see what the appeal was?