Live streams

The Algorithmic Copyright Cops: Streaming Video’s Robotic Overlords: As live streaming video surges in popularity, so are copyright “bots” — automated systems that match content against a database of reference files of copyrighted material. These systems can block streaming video in real time, while it is still being broadcast, leading to potentially worrying implications for freedom of speech.

Fixme: tweak the notice and takedown process to be compatible with live streams. The ordinary pace is too slow – the site takes an item down immediately but don’t put it back for ten days.

One trivial improvement is a programmatic delay. Set a two hour timer for the takedown on receiving the request. But this neuters the takedown process and makes it useless to copyright owners.