Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McCain in DMCA smackdown.

Call it karma, call it irony, call it poetic justice.  Or just call it hypocritical.  

McCain begs for YouTube DMCA takedown immunity • The Register
After having several campaign videos removed from YouTube for alleged copyright violations, Republican presidential candidate John McCain wants the video-sharing web site to consider special takedown privileges for politicians and their ilk.

McCain '08 general counsel Trevor Potter yesterday sent a letter to YouTube execs claiming the site is too quick to remove their campaign videos based on "overreaching copyright claims." He wrote that on numerous occasions that the material in question was "clearly" privileged under the US fair use doctrine.

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