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MisrepresentationOverview Arista v. MP3Board Diebold v. OPG Rossi v. Universal Lenz v. Universal Sony BMG
17 U.S.C. section 512
Generally speaking, copyright misrepresentation is the use of copyright law for other than its intended purpose by making a claim of copyright infringement when the claimant should reasonably know that there is in fact no copyright infirngement or apparent affirmative defense, such as fair use.
The doctrine starts with Arista, was expanded upon by Diebold and Rossi, and finally comes out with a reasonable outline in Lenz.