Sometimes secretive websites don’t keep their secrets very well. That’s certainly true of the Ashley Madison site, which is now a famous (infamous) site that connects those interested in infidelity with other like-minded people that was hacked. So what did its owner, Avid Life Media, do when its customers’ data was leaked on the Internet? Well, it sent out a bunch of DMCA takedown notices, stat, to ask the relevant service providers to take down the embarrassing content that revealed its customers personal information.
Join Jennifer Atkins and Antigone Peyton in this podcast as they explore this explosive hack and the website owner’s response. The Ashley Madison story reflects an increasingly tendency to misuse copyright law, and the DMCA takedown process in particular, to protect content that doesn’t fit within the copyright regime.