Wednesday, June 27, 2007

All Multimedia Is Copyright Infringement?

Boing Boing: ISP nukes all hosted audio and video files every night
Exetel, an Australian ISP, silently deletes all the MP3s (and mpg, mpeg, avi, wma, and any other unspecified file types they deem to be "multimedia") from its users' Web-site every right. The nominal purpose is to "stop piracy," so they nuke videos of your kids' first steps, audio of your local politician breaking her promises, and you reading your own stories.
You do have the option of emailing them and claiming that you own the copyright to your media, but it's a case of guilty until proven innocent. They assume everyones' a criminal until you try and explain you're not.

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