Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 79

December 2, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight talk about the latest GamePolitics poll, players being banned from the video and chat services one Xbox One and the PS4, the preliminary Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting report, and Scale Labs claiming copyright on all those Walking Dead videos. Download Episode 79 now: SuperPAC Episode 78 (1 hour, 5 minutes) 75 MB.

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Credits: The Super Podcast Action Committee is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen, and produced by James Fudge. The show is edited by Jose Betancourt. Music in the show includes "Albino" by Brian Boyko and "Barroom Ballet" by Kevin MacLeod. Both are in the public domain and free to use. ECA bumper created by Andrew Eisen.


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Re: Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 79

Hello There,

I've just listened to this episode. I wanted to comment regarding the legal claim issue you mentioned towards the end of the episode. (Disclaimer I'm not an Attorney, nor a legal spokesperson, lol) :p

If one is the legitimate copy right holder or if a claim goes against a public domain resource. If as the copy right holder you haven't registered your work. It can go into a he said she said argument. Nonetheless, the one making the trolling copyright warning notice. May perhaps be a robo service sorta like those robo mortgages that were found illegal for the banking industry on a Federal / State level. If that's not the case and if you have access to an attorney perhaps counter sue for a fraudulent claim acting in bad faith and/or harassment. Probably they'll back down since they're preying on people who are easily intimidated. Besides that are legally speaking illiterate to the legal world as a whole.

One could also bring to the attention to the supervising organization that governs public domain works. That you were hit with a bogus copy right violation from so and so. In a way it could escalate the issue and have them follow up with the moron.

As both of you were mentioning that original artists putting up works of their own creation on "You Tube". Are getting hit by frivolous copy right cease and desist orders. I would love to see an organization like the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) sue YouTube. And, the lobbying trade organizations they're beholden to for 1st Ammendent Free Speech censorship. If YouTube is over reaching their hand should be slapped back in a manner they'll respect.

Finally that file sharing website you mentioned that was receiving numerous baseless suits against them. Which every time they would win in court to a point it drained them into financial bankruptcy. That is one of the oldest tricks in the lawyer handbook. By spamming baseless and empty lawsuits that only tie one up into a quagmire. I'm surprised their counsel didn't realize this was occurring and file an equal number of empty counter suits to give them a taste of their own bitter medicine.

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