Wendy Seltzer gives a fascinating, albeit quick, overview of 2012 from the Chilling Effects perspective. Chilling Effects aggregates takedown notices from copyright holders under the US DMCA as well as other laws in other jurisdictions.
The numbers for 2012 are staggering. Over 53 million takedowns versus three million in 2011!
The talk is just over 5 minutes long and is well worth watching :
- Rights groups praise change in Twitter takedown policy (techhive.com)
- Twitter now replacing tweets reported for copyright violations with takedown notice (theverge.com)
- Google Removed 50 Million “Pirate” Search Results This Year (torrentfreak.com)
- New Twitter policy lets users see tweets pulled down for copyright [GigaOM] (gigaom.com)