The McCain campaign is upset that their ads, which include copyright material like music, keep getting yanked off YouTube. Specifically, the campaign
charges that "our advertisements or Web videos have been the subject of DMCA takedown notices regarding uses that are clearly privileged under the fair use doctrine." The DMCA is, of course, the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act that allows copyright holders to submit takedown notices.
What? The DMCA is too aggressively far reaching, and the “guilty until proven innocent by paying for your own legal fees to fight it” take down notices end up squelching fair use that should otherwise have been protected? Why, I’m shocked. I had no idea, apart from the fact that I’ve been complaining about this since the law was passed.
Even better, McCain suggested they be granted a special exception for political speech. Sorry John. You voted for this turd, you get to live with it just like everyone else. Don’t like it, Senator? Let’s see you show some real “leadership” and sponsor a bill to get the more ridiculous parts of the DMCA repealed.
I’m not holding my breath.