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Automattic, the company behind blogging site WordPress.com, has won a symbolic but important victory against censorship under the guise of copyright enforcement. Last week, a California court ordered defunct political group Straight Pride UK to pay around $25,000 for telling WordPress.com to take down an interview with a student journalist, falsely claiming to hold a copyright on the material. While the group has apparently all but disappeared, it's a strike against an unfortunately common tactic: abusing automated takedown systems in order to make bad press go away. WordPress Developer, Automattic, Wins Case Over False DMCA Claims [theverge.com]
Question - How do non-US publishers fight bad DMCA takedowns without incurring significant legal costs?
defunct political group Straight Pride UK