The Obama Department of Justice filed notice on November 11 that it intended to use the peoples money to appeal BMI Rate Court Judge Louis Stanton’s devastating ruling against the DOJ’s bizarre position on “100% licensing”. Professor Steve Winogradsky and I summarized the results of the ruling in this post. Aside from the terrible legal […]
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From the Guardian today, 11/15, in an article on FB preparing to crack down on fake news sites:
“Google has since revealed it is also working on a policy update to restrict its ads from being placed on fake news sites, subtly highlighting its ability to discern misleading news. “We will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose of the web property,” Google spokeswoman Andrea Faville told Reuters.”
This is HUGE. Or should be. This is exactly what Google has claimed it CAN’T do with regards to music for years now, monitor for illegitimate sites that trade in primarily pirated material and pull their ad-serving from such sites. They don’t even need to do any monitoring, just look at who comes out at the top of the list on all the takedown complaints they get.
Yet they will do this for the Democrats because they seek political power precisely because they intend to further weaken copyright for the rest of us. Regardless, they have said they can monitor sites and pull ad-serving based on the sites’ behavior. That is a precedent we should seize and cudgel them with.
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