The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 February 2007

Ho-hum, more DMCA absurdity

Apparently even copyright notices are copyrighted. You know this verbiage by now:

This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience. Any other use of this telecast or of any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent, is prohibited.

Wendy Seltzer posted that to YouTube:

I snipped the copyright warning out of the ... Super Bowl broadcast as an example for my copyright class of how far copyright claimants exaggerate their rights. Let's see whether the video, clear fair use, gets flagged by a copyright bot.

It took less than a week.

(Via Doc Searls.)

Posted at 10:42 AM to Dyssynergy