Saturday, September 01, 2007

Letting Crazy People Set Intellectual-Property Policy?

InformationWeek: Letting Crazy People Set Intellectual-Property Policy.

One story in the Wagner article:

Viacom sent a takedown notice to North Carolina school board candidate Christopher Knight, for posting a copy of a Viacom-owned VH1 clip to YouTube. The VH1 clip was a commentary on TV commercial Knight created to support his political candidacy. Viacom is claiming that Knight pirated the VH1 clip -- when in fact, says Knight, Viacom are the pirates here; they used Knight's original political commercial without his permission.

IPBiz: Hmmm, Viacom used Knight's commercial and Knight used Viacom's comments on Knight's commercial. Where is "fair use" here?


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