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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy 134

Posted by timothy
from the they'll-get-right-on-that dept.
davidshenba writes In the wake of leaked private photos of celebrities, 4chan has added Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown policy to its rules and policies. Under this new policy, the site will remove any notified and verified "infringement." It is not clear how effective this could be, or how 4chan is going to handle the inflow of notifications to restrict the content provided by users.
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

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  • by rioki (1328185) on Thursday September 04, 2014 @08:37AM (#47824131) Homepage

    The funny thing with this is that, since the half life of most posts is something around one or two hours, the system will remove any offending post before the DMCA can be processed. I expect that 99% of all DMCA requests can be forwarded to /dev/null. So yea...


  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 04, 2014 @08:53AM (#47824249)

    Since one of the "celebrities" was under age when the photos were taken I suspect that the ante with respect to the legal ramifications may be a little higher than just a nasty letter from a lawyer. That sort of thing tends to focus the mind.

    Thats interesting. Since its then illegal to have those images it is not possible for anyone to give consent to storing them on iCloud.
    What is the legal status for hosting a server with illegal information on it?

  • Re:Effectiveness (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Charliemopps (1157495) on Thursday September 04, 2014 @08:56AM (#47824267)

    You think the media publishers type up each individual request?

    I used to have a job where I handled them. They are pretty much auto-generated by companies that charge the content owners for each notice. Most are fake and it's a massive scam to steal money from them. We ended up deleting most of them as the data in them was clearly made up. Basically they are required by law to do "something" about DMCA complaint, and you're seeing it. The net effect will probably be nothing. We rarely got to then in under a week, so I suspect they will take even longer. By then, the threads would be dead anyway.

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