WhaleOilBeeWhat a long strange trip it's been
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Re: How Long Till Canada Gets A Copyright Alert System
For an industry that depends heavily on word-of-mouth recommendations to propagate knowledge of their product, they sure are doing their best to stifle that. The automated DMCA notices have gone to such legitimate sites as IMDB for showing a movie trailer released by the studio, and a newspaper that printed a movie review. If IMDB wanted to get even, all they would need to do is state on their website.... "Due to possible copyright infringement, no information can be provided on any movies / TV shows produced by this studio". You would see how quickly the DMCA take-down requests would dry up; and only the most egregious violations would be pursued.
As individuals, there's not much you can do but comply, or be willing to accept the consequences. Compliance would of course mean that once you receive a notice from a particular source, you would cease viewing all content from that source whether legit or not.