“Facebook has reinstated a number of sites’ Facebook pages that were taken down due to bogus copyright claims this week. The company issued an apology for the inconvenience and says that DMCA notice abuse is an issue that Facebook takes seriously, but serious questions still remain about the effectiveness of Facebook’s process for dealing with complaints.

Malicious individuals sure have an easy time taking down some popular Facebook fan pages, but sometimes it goes further than the lulz. ReadWriteWeb recounted a story from Hamard Dar’s Rewriting Technology site, who had its Facebook page taken down over fake copyright claims, only to be threatened later with extortion by the party who submitted the claim.”

From Ars Technica