State Censorship by Copyright? Spanish Firm Abuses DMCA to Silence Critics of Ecuador’s Government – Electronic Frontier Foundation
Date: May 20, 2014
If you say anything remotely critical about the Ecuadorian government, you may face a copyright takedown. A shady law firm in Spain called Ares Rights has been sending Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices on behalf of several Ecuadorian state officials, targeting documentaries, tweets, and search results that include images of those officials, alleging copyright infringement.