There’s been some coverage about the Copyright office’s website crashing from all the last minute comments on the topic of DMCA reforms. Here’s an interesting article that calls those stories into question.
As any bully can tell you, if you want them to be afraid, you have to remind them occasionally of the last beating. This is what Google just did through its surrogates who would very much like everyone to believe they “crashed” the regulations.gov website that hosted the webforms for public comments on the Copyright Office’s public consultation on the effectiveness of the DMCA “notice and shakedown”. And how do we know this? A statement from the Office of Management and Budget in the White House that runs the site?
No, we know it from what is apparently a Google-funded surrogate’s press release reported as news by the Torrent Freak blog that once again is trying to whip up a frenzy over something that’s not there.
Make no mistake: There’s been no official confirmation from the Google White House that anything happened in the way of an attack on regulations.gov…
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