Canadian TV Station Selectively Issuing Copyright Takedowns?

from the if-you-say-what-we-like... dept

A couple people have sent in this story, where the Canadian TV station Business News Network is apparently issuing takedowns on certain videos that are clips from BNN shows. The copyright claims may be valid, but what's odd is that they seem to be targeted very specifically: only at those who posted clips of people pushing back against draconian copyright expansion legislation in Canada. Now, obviously, BNN has the legal right to protect its own copyrights, but there's something pretty sketchy when it selectively only takes down clips that show people fighting against copyright expansion. It certainly goes beyond the purpose of copyright, and shows how copyright is often used not as an incentive, but as a means of stifling speech.


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    Eponymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2009 @ 4:10pm

    Zeropaid has posted an article refuting CCER's claims...appears BNN is taking down all clips, not just those pertaining to copyright: http://www.zeropaid.com/news/86576/bnn-refutes-copyright-censorship-accusations

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2009 @ 4:40pm

    CCER is an advocacy group, not a news source. Their material is about as biased as you get. Why use them as a single source of a news item on techdirt?

     

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    Mr. Gander, Jul 6th, 2009 @ 5:18am

    Re: Good for the Goose...

    >CCER is an advocacy group, not a news source. Their
    >material is about as biased as you get. Why use them as a
    >single source of a news item on techdirt?

    Funny... I ask the same thing about the RIAA nad MPAA giving lectures/lessons to school students about copyright.

     

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