The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is going after several television networks for issuing YouTube takedown notices on campaign videos.

EFF on Monday penned a letter to CBS, Fox, NBC Universal, and the Christian Broadcasting Network, and asked that they stop issuing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices on campaign videos posted to YouTube.

"It is our sincere hope that, in the final days of this election season, you will stop sending DMCA takedown notices that target the use of short clips of news footage in election-related videos, whether posted by the presidential campaigns or by individual citizens expressing their views," wrote Fred von Lohmann, a senior intellectual property attorney at EFF.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
PC Magazine