May 23, 2013 in revolution
from the Daily Dot
As discovered by TorrentFreak, at least four movie studios, Viacom, Paramount, Fox, and Lionsgate, have recently issued claims that they own the copyright to TPB AFK, a 2013 documentary that depicts the trials and successes of the world’s largest file sharing site, The Pirate Bay. Because of the takedown notices, Google has stopped showing links to the documentary in it’s search results.
Here’s a hitch: no one “owns” the copyright to the film; not only did none of those studios make it, it’s Creative Commons-licensed—anyone is free to distribute it with proper attribution.