Oh, Copyrighting…

I’m not some sort of “activist” (whatever the hell that means these days anyway) or anything and I don’t usually get concerned about a lot of stuff, but this is pretty damn ridiculous:

Below is a news report about an April Fool’s day prank that was actually a double prank, whereas the actual prank itself was staged:



openquoteTonight I got a copyright notice from YouTube informing me that Tribune (the parent company of the CW 11) had filed a copyright claim against the video and that it had been removed. Clearly they want this embarrassment off of the Internets. What’s more interesting is the fact that their original broadcast used our content without permission. They simply put “YOUTUBE” on the screen to indicate that’s where they found the video. So it’s OK for them to air content that we shot and own, but it’s not OK for me to upload their footage of the content they took from me? It’s “fair use” for the news to take a video off of YouTube and broadcast it, but it’s not “fair use” for a citizen to expose their poor reporting on his own content? CW 11 Files Copyright Claim openquote

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