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Sunday, April 15, 2007

YouTube Obeys Teen Prankster

According to Australian Associated Press, a 15-year old sent a fake takedown notice to YouTube, posing as ABC Television and demanding the removal of hundreds of clips, mostly from “The Chaser’s War on Everything.” Apparently, not only did YouTube follow-up on the request and take down videos, they also sent copyright infringement notices to the YouTube users who uploaded the videos... threatening them that their accounts may be closed if they persist. Mashable’s Pete Cashmore adds that “[a]s it turns out, the ABC actually encourages the spread of Chasers clips, since they consider the comedy series to be a good promotion for the channel’s content.”

[Thanks Ludwik Trammer!]

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