graeme_p - 6:07 am on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
The problem is that no one is ever punished for fake or incorrect DMCA notifications. If you chucked a few people in prison (even just a few of the more egregious fake ones) everyone would suddenly start being a lot more careful.
@HRoth, I am not sure about that in these circumstances. If you are simply signing the output of an automated checker, without verification, knowing that it is fairly common for the output to be wrong, do you have the "good faith" belief you are claiming to have? If not, its perjury. Also, is it criminal to be negligent in making a sworn statement? There must be something to deter people from simply swearing to opinions and guesses as fact!