Maybe McCain wont vote for bad bills next time

I found this really amusing. McCain’s campaign wrote a letter to YouTube requesting that they give special preference to political videos when receiving DMCA takedown notices. Basically some people are claiming the McCain campaign is violating their copyright by including music, video, etc in their YouTube videos and are demanding the videos be removed.

The amusing part of this is of course is that McCain was one of the senators which voted for the DMCA bill which so heavily tilted the balance of power to the owners of copyright and against fair use. Google, the owners of YouTube responded that they’re just following the law and are actually the victim because of people abusing the DMCA to get content removed even in cases like McCain’s where no violation has occurred.

Unfortunately, I doubt this will cause McCain to see the light and restore the balance of power, but at least I can enjoy the irony.

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