In a post about Warner Music Group's implementation of YouTube's "Content ID" system, EFF further confirms the scope of the "problem" of copyright owners' allegedly hyperaggressive effort to stamp out web-video piracy. How many lawsuits have those overzealous content owners brought over kids (or adults, for that matter) posting mashups, remixes, or other arguable fair uses to YouTube? A thousand? A hundred? Ten? How about zero! Says EFF Staff Attorney Corynne McSherry:
[W]e’re not aware of any content owner ever suing an individual YouTube user over a remix video.
Again, bogus DMCA takedown notices do exist, and all involved should work to minimize them. But bogus copyright lawsuits over amateur YouTube videos? Bigfoot sightings are more common.