Skip to comments.McCain protests YouTube's removal of his campaign videos
Posted on 10/15/2008 2:04:29 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
Republican presidential candidate John McCain is accusing YouTube LLC of acting too quickly to comply with copyright infringement notices by yanking his campaign videos.
McCain's campaign sent a letter Monday to YouTube parent company Google Inc., protesting YouTube's removal of unnamed videos from the site after receiving take-down notices claiming copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The McCain camp goes on to suggest that YouTube set up a special process for reviewing the legal merit of take-down requests for YouTube accounts associated with candidates or their campaigns.
The letter asserts that numerous times during the campaign, YouTube removed videos that do not violate the DMCA, but instead are examples of fair use of material because the videos included less than 10 seconds of footage from news broadcasts. The use of material from news broadcasts is protected as fair use under the DMCA, McCain's letter claims, because the videos are noncommercial uses of the material, the material is factual and brief, and the videos don't affect the market for the allegedly infringed material.
"Overreaching copyright claims have resulted in the removal of noninfringing campaign videos from YouTube, thus silencing political speech," according to the letter.
Despite the "complete lack of merit in these copyright claims," YouTube has removed McCain's campaign videos immediately upon receipt of the take-down notices, the letter goes on to note.
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Everyone knows that Googles in the bag for Barry so I’m surprised they last as long as they do!
The big “O” has already started on information sequestering. Obama just said Fox News has cost him 3 points in the election. Be afraid, be very afraid!
Media media on the wall who has the power over us all...
***Obama just said Fox News has cost him 3 points in the election.***
Where’d you hear that?
Fox news will be a target of obamas so will talk radio
then certain media will be told not to air certain things
the media had better wake up to what they are trying to get elected other wise theyll be out of a job soon.
we all know google is liberal so isn’t there any other engines out there which are more non partisan or bias?
Fox may have cost him 3 pts. but the msm gave him all the pts. he has got.
McCain’s vids disappear and we still have the horrendous Nick Berg vid up.
“Obama just said Fox News has cost him 3 points in the election.”
And the kneepadders at NBC/CNN/ABC/MSNBC/CBS, etc have given him at least 15-20 points.
Geez, maybe you shouldn’t have voted for the horrendous DMCA, John....
And so it begins. God help us.
Preparing my shortwave radio to be able to continue to listen to Rush when he has to move offshore.
I'm not sure what Obama will do to Internet sites like this [forums] or NRO, American Thinker, WND [news] et.al....
Hussiens goon squads will be watching and reporting....The Secret Service will be working alot of over time in the next four years...
I went looking for my congressman’s campaign ads the other day and found nothing but attack ads against him. Many of them are his own ads edited by libtards to turn them into attack ads against him.
There will be other things to watch....24/7.
Why? Don't politicians have enough special privleges already?
Maybe McCain should act like a “new Republican” and just seize people’s intellectual property citing eminent domain.
Asking permission or paying licensing fees is just so “old Republican.”
Cavuto was talking about it on his show. It’s from a New York Times interview with Obama that is supposed to come out soon (I didn’t hear when exactly, I assume tomorrow).
On Neil Cavuto’s show, Fox News
Gee whiz. DMCA and CFR are things Johnny loved in the past.
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