DMCA Abuse Example
Another example of DMCA abuse highlights how bad actors can really mess up things for the owners of original content.
Retraction Watch is a blog that monitors journals (it monitors retractions and corrections in scientific and medical journals). NewBulet.in copied 10 of Retraction Watch’s posts and republished then on NewBulet.in. Then, NewBulet.in sent a DMCA Notice for these 10 posts to Retraction Watch’s ISP, WordPress. Doing what the law required, WordPress removed the 10 posts from Retraction Watch’s website.
The posts were eventually reinstated on the Retraction Watch website but this is yet another example of DMCA abuse. Other examples can be found in a special Abuse of DMCA Chapter in my DMCA Handbooks.