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False DMCA Take Down Notices: A Threat to Artistic Freedom

Updated: Oct 20, 2018

"Protecting an independent author’s literary rights is paramount in all genres, including those developed out of popular fan fiction. Artistic endeavors cannot be suppressed through mere assertions that one work looks like another. And, the existence of tropes that define a genre cannot be claimed and copyrighted by anyone. The filing of false DMCA take down notices continue to pose an enormous, unchecked risk to creativity and artistic freedom."

Gideon A. Lincecum, J.D., MBA