Thursday, August 30, 2007
Viacom Kills Clip For Copyright Infringement (Though They Were the Infringing Ones)
Hard to believe but apparently true. YouTube pulled a clip from their site at the request of Viacom
. So far, nothing unusual. But this clip, which filmmaker Chris Knight uploaded, was actually taken from the Viacom show Web Junk 2.0
depicting... a clip produced by Chris Knight, which Viacom used without his permission
. Chris says, “That’s chutzpah.” And YouTube simply complies with these takedown requests, ignoring their users’ fair use rights, though they did offer Chris to send a counter-notice (which Chris did, and is still waiting to hear back – the clip in the meantime is already taken down).
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