The ODP released this video a few days ago that I continue to laugh about. It contains clips of Kasich’s fake-steelworker ad interspersed with short clips of the same actor in other movies. The original video was removed from YouTube after one of the studios complained about copyright infringement but it’s still available on Vimeo for all to enjoy.

Untitled from Jeremy Froughlin on Vimeo.

The problem, as the EFF points out, is that they really had no right to have the original video removed from YouTube. I’m no expert on copyright law but when the EFF says the studio “should be ashamed to have claimed the video was infringing, and should withdraw its takedown notice immediately” I’m going to trust their expert opinion.

 
  • You tube has released original video. It’s at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R48YAEcKZeU

  • Anonymous

    That seems like a clear-cut case of fair use to me. It doesn’t take much to constitute fair use, and there’s no logical argument to make that this ad doesn’t fundamentally change the nature of the clips borrowed.

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