UPDATE: youtube has informed McCain's Campaign, that they will not get a differing standard on DMCA compliance - that is is, no human review, citing risks to it's "Safe Harbor" provisions, and the disgareement within the courts as to what constitutes Fair Use. Article here, at Ars Technica
So, youtube took down videos because of DMCA claims asserted by the media What can I say but tough shit. It happens all the time. Not just to me, but to fans who produce fanvideos, or even filmmakers who spend half a decade obtaining permission to film in another country only to see their work taken down without notice by a DMCA takedown that only applied to three videos in their account. or, who had the same tags (colbert, stewart. Why, it even happens to the OBAMA campaign, so STFU, sir. No one likes a whiner. Not even other whiners.
What do I mean it happened to Obama? Why NBC had youtube takedown clips of the debate from the Obama account as violating their copyright
However, the difference between VoteforChange.com and you,is that, you have repeatedly ignored licensing/artists rights, and you say in your "Technology Policy Position Paper" that you will lead by example. Well, the example has been pretty piss poor.
Sen. McCain, it appears that you have always had strong policy against infringers,from Ars Technica:
Internet regulation McCain's policies on Internet regulation. McCain says that he will fight to keep the Internet free from government regulation, but also touts his voting record on laws that protect kids from "harmful Internet content." Indeed, McCain was a cosponsor of the Children's Internet Protection Act, an Internet censorship law that Congress devised when the unconstitutional Child Online Protection Act got tied up in the courts.
It is unclear what exactly determines when he will support regulation and when he will not. His policy paper claims that he supports regulation in cases where it is needed to protect consumers, but he explicitly opposes net neutrality despite clear evidence of abuses by major telecom companies.
McCain's positions on technology issues are mostly unsurprising, but his anticonsumer positions on copyright law are somewhat disappointing. Dysfunctional aspects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are well documented, and there is a very clear need for reform.
Offical McCain Tech Policy Curiosly, or not, no comment on DMCA, Except for the Policy statement of "Leading by Example"
Is this what you mean by example? Just more "do as I say, not as I do" bullshit? People lose accounts at youtube every singel day for lesser offenses. Why not just contact the artists or news outlet and inform them of your intent, then ASK.
According to the EFF article, and your own letter to youtube, you are indeed asking that "Some speech be freer than others":
[W]e believe that it would consume few resources--and provide enormous benefit--for YouTube to commit to a full legal review of all takedown notices on videos posted from accounts controlled by (at least) political candidates and campaigns.
I see a slippery slope here, Johnny. If SOME speech is freer than mine, then criticism, satire and other forms of expression could be suppressed. Oh, you'd love that - no one being able to make fun of your doddering ill-tempered nature.
My solution, Johnny, has been to take what I believe to be Fair Use clips and apply the Code of Best Practices. Is your video designed to encourage discussion? if it is, no problem. If it's designed to provoke the basest of human emotion from what is left of your base, then, no. Does it use a small amount of footage? Then, you're probably ok. If it uses "too much" without comment, then no. You have brought down the wrath of the News media who prefer to keep their biases closeted. But, then, when FOX asks you to "Stop" you know you have a problem