If you’re watching this show, we know your probably a typical latte sipping, ‘i love public broadcasting’ sort of person
No current affairs this week, but the Chaser’s War on Everything did delve into the seedy world of cable television to take a look at what $100 a month gets you from Foxtel. And although I am a ‘i love public broadcasting’ sort of person, I do pay $100 a month for cable, and can’t imagine television without it.
On a side note, a 15 year old has been forging infringement notices from the ABC and successfully getting clips of the Chaser’s War removed from YouTube. The SMH reports that the ABC has since had the videos reinstated and that they want “to get our content out there on as many platforms as possible, run by as many different operators as possible”. So, is the ABC saying I should post more Chaser videos here?
Read the email I got from YouTube below.
This email is to inform you that your video(s) belonging to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, have been reinstated. Australian Broadcasting Corporation has informed us that the individual submitting the copyright infringement notification was not authorized to act on their behalf. If your account was terminated as a result of this action, it has now been reinstated and the incident will not count against your account’s standings.
YouTube strictly enforces the content removal provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. All takedown requests must be accompanied by a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. This request fulfilled these requirements and the content was removed accordingly.
Individuals submitting takedown notifications to YouTube are also informed that under Section 512(f) any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
We are constantly working to improve the safe guards in our copyright program and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The YouTube Team