Peg here: I am laughing about the McCain campaign’s request of Google (via Wired) to review their take-down policies for YouTube. The campaign claims various campaign videos using copyrighted material fall under the Fair Use Doctrine and should not be yanked.
I am all for Fair Use and here I have to agree, but oh my — this is so so unusual for a member of Congress.
As Wired points out, it is particularly ironic that the letter was addressed to “YouTube’s CEO Chad Hurley, William Patry, Google’s senior copyright counsel, and YouTube’s General Counsel Zahavah Levine.” Patry is known for scholarship on the fair-use doctrine.
Amazing what happens when free speech becomes personal!