CBS Reporter Posts YouTube Video Of Grammys... Only To Have CBS Send Takedown Notice

from the left-hand,-right-hand dept

Adam Singer has the news of how a reporter for CBS News, reporting on the Grammys, posted a YouTube clip to a story he had written... except soon after it was posted, CBS issued a DMCA takedown on the video, leading to this bizarre situation, put into image form by someone at Reddit (of course):
Both reports claim that this is CBS filing copyright claims against itself, though that's not really accurate. It's CBS filing a YouTube takedown (or doing a content ID match, more likely) and not realizing that its own reporters were making use of the YouTube video. The real question is why CBS wouldn't make legit clips available as easily as the YouTube clips were available. As it stands now, the video embed has been pulled down, and the reporter apologizes that no clips are available. That scenario seems even more ridiculous than the original takedown. This is the same company, and he can't get a legit clip to put with the story?

Filed Under: copyright, dmca, grammys, takedown
Companies: cbs


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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Feb 2011 @ 3:59pm

    Re: Re:

    You make the (false) assumption that youtube is a "better system". Far from it. It is unreliable. People remove videos, they change them, they stick stupid ads on top of them. Certainly not a better system.

    CBS more than likely has the tape online and ready to go, already used in a news story somewhere. But instead of asking and waiting to 15 minutes it might take to get an answer, he short cut the system, only to discover people cleaning up behind him, making him (and his bosses) look like dumbasses.

    If I owned shares in CBS's parent company, I would wonder why they hired freetards to work in news.

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