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EFF seeks mashup makers to fight YouTube filtering


EFF seeks mashup makers to fight YouTube filtering

If you're the sort of person who reads Ars Technica regularly, there's a good chance that at some point in the past few months, someone has forwarded you a link to Corey Vidal's YouTube a capella tribute to film composer John Williams—a four part harmony in which the saga of the original Star Wars trilogy is recapped to a medley of Williams' celebrated scores. If you've tried to pull it up recently, however, you've instead encountered YouTube's Pink Bar of Doom, informing you that "this video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by WARNER MUSIC GROUP"...

In a post at the Electronic Frontier Foundation's blog today, attorney Fred von Lohmann warns that such filtering threatens to squelch amateur online creativity—and he's looking for a few good clients who are prepared to fight back.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
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