Wednesday, February 28, 2007

DMCA Takedown Notice vs. Fair Use

Visiting Professor Wendy Seltzer, while at Brooklyn Law School, posted a snip of the NFL standard copyright statement from the Super Bowl on YouTube. She wanted to show how exaggerated can be the claims of copyright holders. Alas, when the NFL sent a complaint to YouTube, they caved immediately and removed the snip. How's that for irony? The link in the title is to a brief article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 2, 2007, Information Technology section, p. 32 in print. (more irony; I don't know if my readers will be able to link to the article without a Chronicle password).

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