WordPress Wins Support for Facing off Against Copyright Abusers

WordPress won support when it sued on behalf of a student investigative journalist targeted by an illegitimate censorship demand under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). After the student published an investigative article criticizing the advocacy group known as Straight Pride UK, the group responded by demanding that the post be taken down. WordPress filed suit against the group and won damages for the student for misrepresentation of copyright infringement. Press lauded the move of support as a “welcome” one that would encourage others “to fight back against malicious takedown notices.”

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