While there is the thought that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is broke. there have being some kinds of Abuse and piracy. As a matter of fact, the RIAA and other groups have responded to a US Copyright Office request for comment in the DMCA so therefore calling for broad reforms of the bad laws which are alleged as being harmful and obsolete.
They argue that the takedown notice approach doesn’t work well given the sheer glut of pirated material — all it takes is a slightly different web address to make that bootleg song available once again. They also claim that safe harbor provisions are too kind, letting some sites profit from piracy that they know is taking place.
Now as the Music industry wants it, those unauthorized contents being argued to be placed offline as the technology age grows better. Now, the request for audio fingerprinting and similar methods to spot piracy beyond just one source might be the reality behind those attempts.
Ask for a takedown for one link and it’d theoretically apply to all links on that site.
The groups also want to limit the scope of safe harbor provisions, stripping them from any site which is reasonably aware that piracy is taking place. There was a little protest against Google while claiming the search engine isn’t doing very much on stopping the pirate websites and yet show them on its search rests and this makes the industry believes that Google knowingly benefits from piracy, abusing safe harbor to avoid pulling every offending search result or YouTube video.
Although the Copyright Office doesn’t have much to do since they are just pronouncements. As it is, many argue that the DMCA is broken in part because it makes takedowns too easy — Google backed a recent study showing that roughly 30 percent of the takedown requests it gets are dodgy.
There’s an ongoing concern that the DMCA revolves around a backwards, guilty-until-proven-innocent approach that discourages fair use (such as short clips in podcasts) and enables censorship. There’s a real chance that copyright officials could decide that the DMCA is too strict, not that it isn’t strict enough.