Viacom hit Video creator with Copyright Infringement on his own Video

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.


About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.