NFL versus Wendy Seltzer

One way copyright holders have been trying to protect their rights is to exaggerate the scope of those rights. Rather than repeat here what is explained clearly and concisely elsewhere, check out this story on arstechnica.com: NFL fumbles DMCA takedown battle, could face sanctions. It recounts Brooklyn Law School professor and EFF counsel Wendy Seltzer’s battle with the National Football League over her posting a video of the NFL’s copyright notice–just the copyright notice–on YouTube. The NFL overstepped its rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in trying to quash Seltzer’s exercise of fair use rights. (Thanks to JH)