Warner Continues Over Enthusiastic Takedowns

March 28th, 2009 | Posted in Censorship, Current Events, Opinion | 6 Comments

The boys at Warner are still hard at work, censoring YouTube by way of takedown orders.  Instead of just looking for actual serious copyright violations, they’re proving without a doubt that the brains at Warner are clearly lost on some distant exotic Caribbean cruises or someplace else even farther away from day to day reality.

Why else would they issue takedown orders for videos filmed by parents of their kids acting like they’re singing “Juke Box Hero” or the “I love my lips” tune made famous by a veggie tales cucumber?

Obviously somebody’s head is in a warm, dark, uncomfortable place.

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6 Responses to “Warner Continues Over Enthusiastic Takedowns”


  1. They are probably looking for ways to make money on the issue.  If they are taken dow it proves something and they probably are looking for a way to monitize on the issue!


  2. I don’t doubt that they’re always on the lookout for more ways to make money on stuff.  However I also think that they’re crossing the line of what’s reasonable.  A lot of the videos that they’re taking down are well within the “fair use” exception to copyrighted stuff.


  3. They are not making lots of money with movies… so they are trying to get some money with youtube questions… Kiss!


  4. Well, if they keep up this out of control run of takedowns, they’re going to find themselves making less money than ever.


  5. I also think that they’re crossing the line of what’s reasonable. A lot of the videos that they’re taking down are well within the “fair use” exception to copyrighted stuff.


  6. They’re taking ownership of something entirely too far.  Not only does it generate lots of negative publicity, they’re also shooting themselves in the foot because lots (probably most) of the things they’re taking down could conceivably lead to people buying the full original version of whatever song or movie they’re fussing over.