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My 20 Favorite Videos that almost disappeared from the internet

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8:00pm 1/14/2017 at 8:00pm
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I was going to write something profound and deep tonight about the takedown of Legal Insurrection’s YouTube account after the Modern Language Association filed three (3) copyright claims with YouTube relating to my coverage of the arguments made at an MLA annual meeting town hall in favor and against the academic...

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YouTube has removed Legal Insurrection’s Channel (UPDATE: Restored)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00pm 1/12/2017 at 11:00pm

UPDATE: As of approximately 7:30 p.m. on January 13, 2017, our YouTube Channel was restored, though there are still legal battles to come over the videos.

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YouTube took down Legal Insurrection’s Channel without any prior notice based on “multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement,” but we never received any claims of infringement.

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Hey @SenJohnMcCain, tweeting iconic photo of firefighters at Ground Zero could get you sued

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 8:30pm 9/11/2016 at 8:30pm

I know, I know.

You just were being patriotic. You just were honoring the fallen and the surviving heroes of the World Trade Center.

You had good intentions. You didn’t profit from it.

Country first!

That’s what Sarah Palin or whoever runs her Facebook page likely was thinking when, on September 11, 2013, the following image...

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A Monkey, PETA, and a Primatologist Walk into a Federal Court

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 8:00pm 11/12/2015 at 8:00pm

No rimshot here. Not only is this a thing that happened, it’s pulled straight from a motion filed with the Ninth Circuit this earlier week.

The bizarre monkey selfie case outdid itself this week.

According to PetaPixel:

In September,...

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Got to give up those blurred lines! Jury nails Thicke for infringement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:00am 3/11/2015 at 7:00am

Remember the Vanilla Ice copyright infringement case? Queen and David Bowie sued Vanilla Ice after it became abundantly clear that “Ice Ice Baby” had sampled the baseline from Queen and Bowie’s hit “Under Pressure.” Listen:

Hear the extra note in Vanilla Ice’s version? The case may have settled out of court, but...

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Tech gurus ask SCOTUS for review of API copyright case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:34pm 11/24/2014 at 5:34pm

The tech community is rallying in an effort to convince the Supreme Court to review a federal court decision granting copyright protection to APIs (application programming interfaces.)

A few years ago, tech giant Oracle sued Google when Google’s engineers used Java APIs to build the Android operating system. Although Google designed its...

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