A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: How the DMCA Is Used To Inhibit Free Expression on the Internet
The DMCA was intended to protect copyright holders from having their work stolen or reproduced online. Too often, however, the DMCA is used as a weapon for rights holders to bully competitors, critics, and even fans discussing their work online. Lindsay Ellis, prominent YouTube creator, will discuss her run-ins with DMCA notices after she published a video that was critical of a romance author. Casey Fiesler, member of the Legal Committee of the Organization for Transformative Works, as well as Corynne McSherry, Legal Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will be providing helpful context about how the DMCA has been used to quash free expression on the internet.