EFF Takes on Viacom (Over YouTube Takedown)
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A few weeks ago Viacom demanded YouTube to remove 100,000 videos from the site. As the story goes, some innocent users got caught up in the process, and now the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), wants to hear from the wrongfully accused.
Two such examples include the removal of a homemade movie of a group of friends eating ribs and a trailer for a documentary about a gay professional wrestler, both of which contained no Viacom copyrighted material, EFF said.
Victor Rook, the filmmaker whose clip about the gay wrestler documentary was “accidentally” removed, is worried about how the removal and the subsequent notice posted in place of the video about the copyright may affect his reputation.
That note said to anyone looking for my trailer that I violated someone’s copyright, Rook said. And that isn’t true. That’s where they defamed me.
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