Videos critical of Church of Scientology

by Walter Olson on September 29, 2008

YouTube received a flurry of takedown notices, but “quickly realized something was fishy, and began investigating.” It “rapidly became clear” that the entities filing the takedown demands “did not hold the copyrights to the materials they claimed to be infringed, including footage from a Clearwater City Commission meeting and a man-on-the-street interview. In addition, many of these videos were obvious fair uses, such as independent news reports.” (Eva Galperin, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sept. 25)(via Ardia).

{ 5 comments }

1 E-Bell 09.29.08 at 8:18 am

I’m glad that someone at YouTube is actually paying attention, at least in this case.

2 matt 09.29.08 at 5:15 pm

lol becareful they will sue you next for using thei name without permission =p

3 tribal elder 09.29.08 at 7:02 pm

Who do they think they are, Jones Whatsit

4 David Wisniewski 09.29.08 at 8:06 pm

Under the DMCA, it is perjury to file a false take-down-notice. I wonder if it will be investigated?

5 Deoxy 09.30.08 at 10:59 am

Under the DMCA, it is perjury to file a false take-down-notice. I wonder if it will be investigated?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahaha….

Now that I am conscious again (after passing out from laughing so hard), let me point out that this type of behaviour is standard practice for the Church of $cientology (actually, it’s pretty tame for them).

Also, this sort of abuse of the DMCA is absolutely SHOCKING and couldn’t possibly have been predicted before-hand (oh wait – it was, repeatedly).

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