by Mike Masnick
Wed, May 4th 2011 3:07pm
Rob points us to news about a fight that broke out in the audience at a UFC event in Toronto recently. Of course, we couldn't care less about the fight itself, but what's interesting is that the video of the fight in the audience has been taken down, due to a copyright claim from UFC:
At least for the time being, you can still see the video elsewhere, and I can't see how UFC has any sort of reasonable copyright claim on it. Whoever took the video may have a copyright claim, but UFC? Perhaps it can make a weak argument that some of the audio in the background is UFC's? But even then it seems like the claim is a huge stretch. Perhaps UFC thinks it automatically gets the copyright on anyone fighting on the premises? Once again, this seems like a case of copyright being used to censor content someone doesn't want people to see/hear/read, rather than a legitimate use of copyright.
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