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UK Cabinet Office Dinged For Violating The Copyright Of The UK Cabinet Office

from the left-hand,-meet-right-hand dept

Last week, the UK's Cabinet Office got plenty of publicity for putting some videos on YouTube, suggesting that it was a good way to get certain messages out to the public. In fact, in that article, the reporter sounded surprised, noting that the UK government is considered somewhat "backwards on understanding tech issues." Well, perhaps people were a bit too quick to congratulate them on embracing the new technology. Today comes the news that the video has been pulled from YouTube for copyright violations. Whose copyright? Apparently the UK Cabinet Office's. Yes, it appears one group within the Office is accusing a different group of violating its own copyrights in putting its own video on YouTube without permission. So, perhaps they're not as backwards as people thought concerning new technologies, but they have a ways to go in understanding internal communications.

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    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased), 29 Aug 2006 @ 2:47pm

    My first thought!

    Oh! Bloody Hell!

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Aug 2006 @ 3:39pm

    wtf, they own the copyright so why would they need to give themselves permission, just putting it on youtube themselves is like permission, right?

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    Ryan, 29 Aug 2006 @ 3:58pm

    duhr

    I think i outta sue myself for cutting down the trees in my yard when i obviously didnt give myself permission 1st

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    Felix, 29 Aug 2006 @ 4:54pm

    My god! Somebody should copyright this stuff!

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    Liam, 29 Aug 2006 @ 5:44pm

    ffs

    These guys are incharge of making laws about how I can use my computer legally :(

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Aug 2006 @ 5:53pm

    Of Course! It is Stupidity!

    I always say: "Never assume malice, often it is simply
    stupidity and ignorance!".

    Long ago the stupid died as the tigers would eat them.

    Now they manage to get a job where they cannot be fired for stupidity. This is unfortunat and bad for the society
    where they help govern!

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    bored now, 29 Aug 2006 @ 11:50pm

    this reminds me

    of something that happened when I was self employed.

    I walked into my office and asked myself for a day off.
    Well, I had to refuse and told myself that I clearly didn't understand the realities of the marketplace.
    So, I wasn't taking that lying down and protested.

    I ended up taking myself to binding arbitration ;)

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    Agents Resume, 26 Nov 2010 @ 10:47am

    nice post

    I do not understand. I am able to open it without problem. But I know that sometimes there is a problem. My attachments are in zip format and it was ziped with Total Commander.

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    Agents Resume, 26 Nov 2010 @ 10:47am

    nice post

    I do not understand. I am able to open it without problem. But I know that sometimes there is a problem. My attachments are in zip format and it was ziped with Total Commander.

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