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DMCA takedown backlash: EFF sues Viacom over Colbert parody clip

"Viacom's DMCA takedown notices continue to generate controversy. The media giant fired off more than 100,000 notices to YouTube earlier this year, but it appears to have caught numerous legitimate videos in the crossfire. One of those clips, called "Stop the Falsiness," satirizes comedian Stephen Colbert, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a federal lawsuit against Viacom, asking the judge to declare the video non-infringing." -- Read more

DMCA vs. Free Speech. Let's hope this is succesful and does cause some chilling effects on DMCA and these takedown notices.

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Daily Show had a segment about this

 

By the way, The Daily Show (similar to The Colbert Report; Steven Colbert was part of The Daily Show before the start of his own show) had a segment about Viacom versus the world. Basically, what was implied was that the people behind The Daily Show (who probably also do a bit for the Colbert Report) don't really care that you can see them on YouTube and think you're pretty stupid if you want to see them "smaller and fuzzier".

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