coachm - 3:28 pm on Dec 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
No, but it can make the law unreasonable. A law that could close down a whole category of useful services in order to make it easy to sue, is a bad law that should be changed.
The devil will always be in the details, but companies that make billions from user generated content, violate the spirit of copyright laws, have no obligations to anyone but shareholders, have lots of not obvious privacy issues most users don't know about, have had an almost free ride with no accountability.
Seen webmaster complaints about Pinterest? How bout google as a scraper? DMCA is a disaster, and it's so weak, and puts the honus of victims to do the work. Seriously, isn't it about time?
If I did (as a person) similar things to what these companies do in real life (at least the equivalent), I'd be either in jail or sued back to the stoneage.
It was "hard" and many thought it unreasonable to integrate to address racial issues, have decent sexual assault laws, have good workplace, health and safety regulations, etc. It's always unreasonable at first.