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Viacom hit Video creator with Copyright Infringement on his own Video

Posted by geeknews at 11:37 AM on August 30, 2007

This is simply amazing. A guy creates a video, puts in on You Tube. VH-1 who’s parent company is Viacom takes the video off YouTube and plays it in on of their shows without permission. Then the video creator grabs the segment from VH-1 and puts in back on YouTube with commentary inter-spliced.

Viacom obviously thought fair use was in play when they used the clip on a VH-1 program but claimed copyright infringement when he reposted it. Simply incredible.


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