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There is a lot of truth to the saying that “it takes years to build a reputation and only seconds to destroy it.” Yet, some bad reputations are well deserved. Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, both formerly of Fox News, Harvey Weinstein, formerly of The Weinstein Company (TWC), Roy Price, formerly of Amazon Studios, TV host Charlie Rose, and actor Kevin Spacey are a few high-profile media and entertainment industry examples. All were taken down by allegations of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault. A company’s reputation is also easily tarnished.
By William Stroever
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By Ross Todd
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By Dan Clark
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By Ian Lopez
We asked University of Idaho College of Law Professor Annemarie Bridy, one of the forefront experts in both DMCA and automated notice sending, about out of control bots, DMCA takedowns’ potential threat to freedom of speech and more.