Working for a media company, I understand the damage that illegal pirating can inflict. But I’m also guilty of doing it myself. The DMCA was meant to protect artists and their property, but it can also be used in dangerous ways. Take for example, the comic artist, Randy Queen, who filed a DMCA claim against critical posts about his work. He claimed they were infringing. They weren’t, but were removed nonetheless.
Queen has since backed down on his position.
via Comic Book Resources:
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Widely ridiculed this week for filing copyright takedown notices and threatening legal action against a blog that criticized his artwork, Darkchylde creator Randy Queen now acknowledges his response “was the wrong one to take.”
“I have been having a very hard time in my personal life with the loss of my mother and my marriage having fallen apart and found myself in a very vulnerable and fragile state of mind,” he explained this morning in a Facebook post.