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Wrestling With the Copyright Takedown

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July 18, 2007

Wrestling With the Copyright Takedown

Last month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Stanford Fair Use Project filed a lawsuit against Viacom International to protect the free-speech rights of MoveOn.org and Brave New Films. Viacom had improperly issued a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice to YouTube over "Stop the Falsiness" - a humorous video built around clips from Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." The video was clearly a parody and, therefore, a non-infringing fair use.

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