Columbia Pictures copyright claim results in own Pixels trailer being taken down

Columbia Pictures copyright claim results in own Pixels trailer being taken down

And they said Skynet was going to take over the planet. I'm sure it would just auto delete itself.

The DMCA filed by Entura was incredibly broad, targeting many videos that simply had the word “Pixels” in the title. In order for a streaming site like Vimeo to maintain safe harbor protections under the DMCA, it has to comply initially with all takedown notices. That means a lot of legitimate videos were pulled down automatically.

Among the casualties of the DMCA was a video project called “Pantone Pixels” and a 2006 video produced by an NGO called “Pixels.” Also pulled down was a short film (seen above) called “Pixels,” which is the inspiration for the Hollywood production.

Seriously, accountability needs to be added into the DMCA. I'm fine with providers having safe-harbor. I'm even fine if there are by-stander causalities. But the DMCA isn't about preventing piracy, it's about preventing competition. Smaller content producers simply don't have the resources to fight these carpet-bomb attacks.

If a media company mis-targets infringing material, the true copyright owner should be compensated.

If they had made it a paid software and cracked it everything would have been easier.

Skynet cannot self terminate.

Serves them right!