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Free PubDef!!! (UPDATE)

September 21st, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

The Missouri Political News Service will be following this developing story very closely. Fellow bloggers and lovers of independent media, an assault against one is an assault against us all!

From PubDef:

On Wednesday we filed a formal counter-notification with YouTube in response to our account being suspended and our more than 500 videos being taken off-line. The suspension came just hours after KSDK Channel 5 filed two complaints with YouTube alleging that we violated their copyrights by using clips of their broadcast in our piece criticizing their coverage.

We believe our usage of KSDK’s video falls under the “Fair Use” provision in copyright law. From the Stanford University Libraries:

Fair use is a copyright principle based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism. For example, if you wish to criticize a novelist, you should have the freedom to quote a portion of the novelist’s work without asking permission. Absent this freedom, copyright owners could stifle any negative comments about their work.Read more…



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