Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Campaigns Have Uncomfortable Encouters With IP Law

The DMCA, net neutrality, and other issues have seen the two presidential candidates post significantly different positions. These positions are now receiving some attention, as the campaigns are experiencing the draconian limits upon 'fair use' in laws such as the DMCA. From Wired:
After seeings its videos repeatedly removed from YouTube, John McCain's campaign on Monday told the Google-owned video site that its copyright infringement policies are stringent to the point of stifling free speech, and that its lawyers need to revamp the way they evaluate copyright infringement claims.

...One of its highest profile hits on the web, "Obama Love," for example, faced an embarrassing revamp in July when YouTube received a DMCA take-down notice from The Warner Music Group. The campaign had used Franki Valli's hit tune "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" as the video's sarcastic soundtrack.


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