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MoveOn.org files suit against Viacom over online video

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2007

The continuing war over who controls content on the Internet continued Thursday with reaction to a federal lawsuit by the Internet political group Move-On.org against media behemoth Viacom that opposes the removal of an online video parody of a television parody...

"Sure, it's a funny video, but there's a serious side to this," said Corynne McSherry, a staff attorney with Electronic Frontier Foundation. "We hope that content owners should think twice before they order material taken down. And we want people to know that they have options when something they post to YouTube gets taken down."

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