swa66 - 2:30 pm on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
DMCA is setup so that the one making the complaint does get heard, but he's submitting it as a sworn statement - criminalising him/herself if untrue.
The provider (Google) in this case has but the option to act unless they get a counter notice (also under penalty of perjury) if they want to keep their "mere conduit" status (something all service providers need or they become liable for the content they pass on).
The absurd part is that the notices are sent automated and unread - and those sending it are hiding behind "errors" - well if you make "errors" in a sworn statement that you sign under penalty of perjury, you're a criminal and you belong in jail.
So when is Steve Ballmer going to wear an orange jumper and have to watch out for dropping the soap for the crimes he authorised ?