WordPress wins against 'straight pride' group in copyright censorship case
Automattic, the company behind blogging platform WordPress, has won a symbolic but important victory against censorship under the guise of copyright enforcement. Last week, a California court ordered defunct political group Straight Pride UK to pay around $25,000 for telling WordPress to take down an interview with a student journalist, falsely claiming to hold a copyright on the material. While the group has apparently all but disappeared, it’s a strike against an unfortunately common tactic: abusing automated takedown systems in order to make bad press go away.
In 2013, writer Oliver Hotham contacted Straight Pride UK, whose attempts to “raise awareness of being straight, and being PROUD to be heterosexual” had been covered by…
Source:: The Verge