Fox Tries To Hide Paula Abdul Videos… Causing (Of Course) Them To Get More Attention
from the nice-try dept
If you follow pop culture news at all, you probably saw the recent clip of Paula Abdul’s bizarre performance on a TV news program promoting the latest season of American Idol. In the clip, Abdul sways around, appears confused and occasionally slurs her speech — a situation that Fox and Abdul tried to explain away as “technical difficulties.” However, just as the issue was starting to die down, it appears Fox is giving it an extra push for attention. GMSV points out that Fox has supposedly sent DMCA takedown complaints to YouTube, demanding the offending videos be removed, as they try to erase history (even as plenty of people had already seen the video, and it was already featured on various talk shows). Either way, it’s nice to see the press report on the topic quotes a lawyer referring to “the Streisand Effect.” Ever since first (jokingly) coining the phrase, we’ve been waiting for lawyers to understand it.