While these types of things are always on a case-by-case basis, so this is not legal advice (blah blah blah), it seems pretty clear to my this is a derivative work. One of the exclusive copyrights offered to creators of original works is, generally, the right to make derivatives.
The authority is, as always the law, in this case 17 USC 106: "Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:... ...to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;"
While it's not PIRACY as we normally think of it, it's still a copyright violation.
"Or the DMCA form did not allow for another choice than "copyright infringement"."
Of course the Digital Millennium COPYRIGHT Act form doesn't have have an option for anything other then copyright. It's not for anything else. It's right there in the name!
It's actually worse then that. Even if the companies wanted to produce a phone that lacked the easy ability to track you, they are prohibited from doing so because that exact ability is what's required for the E911 roll-out!
To be clear, if there's actually a case of police either not getting consent or not getting a warrant (which is specifically called out by the constitution), I'll be the first to start passing out pitchforks.
Until then it's much ado about nothing.
That's not what's happening. I was ready to be outraged when this first broke, but as soon as I did any looking I found out that the homeowner consent is obtained before releasing the video.
"Police do not automatically have access to Ring video streams. Law enforcement has access to a portal, and then needs to directly request information from Neighbors app users if it wants to watch footage. Ring says it does not share information with law enforcement unless a user consents."
If I had to guess, A number of these types of laws determine how they affect a provider based on how much the provider brings in. The idea is that it's not fair to put the same burdens on a one-man-shop as a multi-billion dollar mega-corp. So, the court is probably going to use it to determine how much can be reasonably asked.
It's also worth noting, Devin Nunes (or his attorneys) are not the ones getting this information. It's going to the judge, who then will make determinations.