Automation can save a world of trouble, but it can also cause quite the headache.

Just ask those served with bogus Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices. These are the notices sent on behalf of rights holders to platforms hosting content they’re accusing of infringing on copyrights. But in the Google age, things get a bit messy—bots are often trusted by rights holders in issuing notices, and while in theory this should expedite and maybe even simplify the process, it at times doesn’t.

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