EFF Responds After License Compliance Services Attacks Fair Use | Electronic Frontier Foundation

In recent years, the stock photo industry has sent out thousands of boiler plate demand letters asking Internet users to pay for photos that appear on blogs and other websites.

In many cases, the industry appears to be leveraging the threat of litigation to extract settlements well beyond any actual harm. At other times, these demand letters have carelessly targeted licensed uses and fair uses. Today EFF is helping a website owner respond to an improper attack on fair use by License Compliance Services, Inc

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YouTube Backs Its Users With New Fair Use Protection Program | Electronic Frontier Foundation

In what we very much hope launches a “race to the top” to protect online fair use, today YouTube announced a new program to help users fight back against outrageous copyright threats. The company has created a ‘Fair Use Protection’ program that will cover legal costs of users who, in the company’s view, have been unfairly targeted for takedown.

Source: YouTube Backs Its Users With New Fair Use Protection Program | Electronic Frontier Foundation