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, 16 Feb 2011 @ 9:25am

    Since contentID can remove anything automagically, I believe this is a miscommunication between the CBS employee with the other department, still pretty funny.

    The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.

    Clearly CBS has some issues that they need to address there, now the people needing education on how to use the technologies they asked for are the very people who asked for them.

    They probably will need to create a whole division just for dealing with this stuff since Youtube is just one of several video websites and anyone who can post something online will need to fill forms and forms showing what they will do and where they will post so the filters don't eat their cookies.

    It just gets expensive over time LoL
    The guy who is responsible for authorizing those things will get some calls and become very popular now.

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