If you followed the Copyright Office request for public comments on the DMCA “notice and takedown” safe harbors, you will probably be aware of reports that a group called Fight for the Future generated 86,000 comments to the Copyright Office in approximately 36 hours. I will give even money that it will turn out that investigation will reveal that most of those comments were fake. One reason I’d make that bet is because they look fake. Many were anonymous or pseudonymous and there’s really no way to know who or what submitted those comments. And that’s why there’s a question about whether this kind of public comments can be used at all for policy making.
via The Voting Dead: White House memo questions if anonymous comments can be used in making policy? — MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY
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Is that not fraud? If I were to write 100 letters each suggesting a legislative change, then used 100 different and fake names, would that not be considered a crime? Shouldn’t the real question here be how to prosecute the parties committing the act of fraud?
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