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  • I also wonder what implications there would be with regards to copyright fraud mills. Even Getty Images, a major player in photo distribution, takes photos in the public domain from the Library of Congress and sells "licensed" versions on their website. Even more good faith actors sometimes claim copyright on something that's debatable. How could tech tools distinguish this? -Indy beetle (talk) 23:54, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, the officially recommended course of action for people negatively affected by things like this is "go to hell". There are lots of examples of, say, automatic DMCA warnings and terminations being given for musicians playing their own songs, people streaming video games that they have permission to stream (but which feature copyrighted music in some parts), and the greatest of all, literal silence. This does not seem to be a major obstacle to these systems being implemented, so I imagine it wouldn't be an obstacle if this were to be made law either. jp×g 03:35, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
Yeah, as a friend of a couple people dealing with DMCA stuff, they're infuriating. For instance, one guy got a copyright claim for a video clip that didn't look anything like the video and (here's the best part) came out three months after his video! Like... come on, dude. XFalcon2004x (talk) 13:14, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
  • If you want to do something dumb, label it "smart" and hope that it convinces people. See Smart motorway.   Maproom (talk) 20:40, 26 May 2022 (UTC)