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It will come as no surprise to long time followers of DA that DMCA notices are routinely sent out with no basis at all. For many bloggers the threat of a lawsuit delivered via official letterhead is enough to get the content removed. Most bloggers aren’t lawyers nor do they have the funds to defend themselves. But as Automattic notes, there is a provision that allows the DMCA to be used as a sword by content providers by suing those who file fraudulent DMCAs. There are even some law firms and lawyers who’ve had ethical charges brought against them for sending out takedown notices without undertaking proper investigation of the charges. WordPress.com
And here are some unfortunate editing errors at supermarkets but who cares because lemons are perfect for orange juice.