In 1998, Bill Clinton signed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act into law. At the time, most of the attention was on Section 512 - AKA "notice and takedown," which absolves platforms from liability for users' infringement provided they respond quickly to removal demands.

Over the years, this has been horrifically abused, with everyone from post-Soviet dictators to sexual predators to cults and literal Nazis using spurious copyright claims to censor their critics, often without consequence.

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People, everyone needs to read the whole parent thread. This is important.

Copyright is encroaching on everything from right-to-repair do the right to communicate freely; situation is just the latest of a long string of abuses.

We need to reform copyright.

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