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What a (not) Nice Surprise: Eagles Target Political Ad

Don Henley and Glenn Frey's attorneys submitted a YouTube counter-notice and issued a cease & desist letter threatening massive copyright liability damages to A political ad supporting a voter proposition regulating private "hotel-like" short-term rentals, Prop F. At issue was a parody song "Hotel California," titled "Hotel San Francisco."

The takedown targeted important political speech since it was the only ad that was in favor of the proposition, and where the opponents of the proposition massively outspent those in favor.

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Original Title of Threatened Content: 
ShareBetter SF Ad: "Hotel San Francisco"
Date of threat or takedown: 
October 27, 2015
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