Fans Riled After MLB’s Mass Youtube Takedown
Posted Nov 17, 2010 11:40 AM CST
By Rachel M. Zahorsky
Major League Baseball’s recent takedown of slew of YouTube videos has some fans in a tizzy over fair-use claims.
The MLB’s mass-deletion of videos (many of which only contain brief clips, sometimes mere seconds, of MLB footage, such as a screenshot of game attendees) frustrates fans eager to share their excitement; crosses the legality line of fair use; and is short-sighted, opines the Tech Dirt blog.
Tech Dirt points to the National Hockey League, which encourages fans to post videos that the NHL prefaces with ads, as a positive video-sharing example.
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