martinibuster - 7:07 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: martinibuster at 7:16 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]
I don't get it.
Where's the shame?
I guess it depends on your level of tolerance for privacy. I'm assuming you followed the links in the cited article?
October 24, 2012
Ian Michael Freed
Swansea, IL, 62226, United States
This is an issue between the infringed party and Twitter. Filing the complaint causes it to be publicly published on ChillingEffects.org. While in the offline world legal actions are generally publicly available, one has to walk down to city hall and request the information. It's not generally available by Googling your name.
Your personal tolerance for privacy may be ok with having your name tied to a DMCA request that you filed. But not everyone shares that level of tolerance. Google used to do the same thing and last time I checked, they were doing it selectively (although I could be wrong, but that's what it looked like).
The effect of publicly posting the DMCA notice is that some who value their privacy will have reason to reconsider filing the action. Because everytime someone Google's the infringed party's name it will show up in the SERPs associated with their DMCA complaint, a business or personal issue that some may not want the whole world poring over when their name is Googled.
[edited by: martinibuster at 7:16 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]