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DMCA CBS Broadcasting, Inc and YouTube

constitutionsally (1057254) writes | more than 7 years ago

Censorship

constitutionsally writes "Popular film editor Burton Stone was banned from Youtube for posting an interview by President George Walker Bush. CBS Broadcasting filed a DMCA complaint against Mr. Stone for use of copyrighted material. Mr Stone contacted Penn State Law School and they offered the following case law. Government Documents Copyright protection does not extend to any work created by the United States government or to the work of any federal employee insofar as the employee created the work as part of their official responsibilities. For instance, a presidential speech could be printed and sold on street corners without first receiving permission from the president. Mr. Stone said in part that the very fabric of the U.S. Constitution is being torn by private companies that have sway of a courpt "White House". Mr. Stone has filed suit aginst YouTube and CBS Broadcasting Inc. siting restraint of trade and violations of civil rights. A short film has been made and placed on YouTube concerning this issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p6sYG6zp4Q or on Google http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1227346021 672317384"

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