Copyright Trampling Political Speech
by Matt Stoller, Sat Feb 10, 2007 at 06:40:34 AM EST
PoliticsTV's Youtube account and all of its videos are now inaccessible. TPMMedia's account has been suspended. Same with Atrios. I don't know why these accounts are down, but I suspect it has to do with Viacom sending 100,000 indiscriminate takedown notices aimed at Youtube users, and Google capitulating.
95% of PoliticsTV content is original content, Atrios puts his clips up so that he and his community can comment on them. When it gets to this level of indiscriminate censorship, copyright extremism has gotten out of control.