Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Moving forward

Several times on this blog I have stated that I wanted to investigate DMCA take-down notices. The idea originated with Dr. Tomas Lipinski during various conversations and lectures. Today, with Dr. Lipinski's support, my colleague Su-Yu Lin has agreed to collaborate on the research. The initial stage is development and design of a research methodology.

The initial stage will be done in a few months. Followed, hopefully, by the investigation of the topic. If there is a particular point of data that people would like to be included in the methodology, we are more than welcome to entertain suggestions.

3 comments:

Michael Zimmer said...

What aspect of DMCA take-down notices are you investigating?

Wyatt said...

So sorry for the delayed response, my notification was turned off.

We will be looking specifically into 512(c) from a university/college perspective; a university receives a notice and then what?. In attempt to understand how the law is working we are hoping to obtain numbers of notices and hopefully determine costs (some sort of cost per notice).

Of course, most of the discussion on the notices from this perspective is anecdotal. Universities have appeared, in the past, to not necessarily discuss the topic. We shall see though.

Michael Zimmer said...

I can connect you with the folks at UWM who deal with this...