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More DMCA Censorship at Yahoo! 141

Posted by Zonk
from the do-they-call-it-censorship!-there dept.
Thomas Hawk writes "Once again a Yahoo! user has found themselves on the short end of the DMCA stick. Video blogger Loren Feldman recently found that his video mocking (read parody) the Village People and blogger Shel Israel was removed from the Yahoo! service after Scorpio Music served Yahoo! with a DMCA takedown notice. The video in question contained a very brief fair use parody snippet of the Village People song YMCA as performed by a puppet. What's more, Yahoo! threatened Feldman with the termination of all of his Yahoo! services including the revocation of his Yahoo ID."
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More DMCA Censorship at Yahoo!

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  • by PaintyThePirate (682047) on Monday April 07, 2008 @12:30AM (#22985682) Homepage
    Oddly enough, my friend had a video removed from Youtube last month of four Robosapien RS Medias dancing to a Village People song.
  • Whaa? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Sylos (1073710) on Monday April 07, 2008 @12:31AM (#22985688)
    people still use Yahoo?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 07, 2008 @12:33AM (#22985694)
    With that kind of attitude on Yahoo's part, no wonder Microsoft is so eager to mate with them.
  • by whoever57 (658626) on Monday April 07, 2008 @12:41AM (#22985740) Journal
    Finally, Yahoo reveals that the way to delete a Yahoo ID is to commit serial copyright violations!
  • Re:Whaa? (Score:3, Funny)

    by creimer (824291) on Monday April 07, 2008 @12:45AM (#22985756) Homepage
    Yes. They're trying to enjoy it before the Microsoft takeover.
  • by cp.tar (871488) <cp.tar.bz2@gmail.com> on Monday April 07, 2008 @12:50AM (#22985780) Journal

    I do wonder what happens when they find the image of YMCA Jesus [13gb.com].

    D'you think they'll sue the Catholic Church?
    If they do, I wanna watch. With pop-corn.

  • D-M-C-A (Score:5, Funny)

    by stoolpigeon (454276) * <bittercode@gmail> on Monday April 07, 2008 @12:55AM (#22985802) Homepage Journal
    Young man, there's no need to feel down.
    I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
    I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
    There's no need to be unhappy.

    Young man, there's a lawyer I know.
    I said, young man, who can get you some dough.
    You can sit back, and I'm sure you will find
    Many ways to ruin others good time.

    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A.
    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A.

    You can get yourself mean, you can have a good deal,
    You can get folks to settle for whatever you feel...

    Young man, are you listening to me?
    I said, young man, what do you want to be?
    I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
    But you've got to know this one thing!

    No man does it all by himself.
    I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
    And just look there, to the D.M.C.A.
    I'm sure our legal team can help you today.

    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A.
    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A.

    They have everything that you need to enjoy,
    You can hang out with all the lawyer boys ...

    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A.
    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A.

    You can get yourself mean, you can have a good deal,
    You can folks to settle for whatever you feel ...

    Young man, I was once in your shoes.
    I said, I was down and out with the blues.
    I felt no man cared if my band were alive.
    I felt the whole world was so jive ...

    That's when a lawyer came up to me,
    And said, young man, sign this release.
    There is a law called the D.M.C.A.
    They can start you back on your way.

    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A.
    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A.

    They have everything that you need to enjoy,
    You can hang out with all RIAA boys ...

    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A
    Young man, young man there's no need to feel down
    Young man, young man pick yourself off the ground

    It's fun to sue with the D-M-C-A
    Young man, young man are you listening to me?
    Young man, young man what do you wanna be?

    you'll find it at the Y-M-C-A
    no man, young man does it all by himself
    young man, young man put your pride on the shelf

    then just go to the Y-M-C-A
    young man, young man I was once in your shoes
    young man, young man I said, I was down and out with the blues.

    My comment has too few characters per line and I'm really hoping that this brings up the average - though I don't know that it will be enough. Apparently not on the first try- though I did bring up the average an entire character. Let's see if this was sufficient. Wow - it did go up another word but still too few. This could take a while. And of course the entire joke is ruined now. But I've got a stubborn streak in me that just kicked into full gear. Holy cow- 26.2 characters per line is not enough. I'm gonna have a novella down here to go with my funny (or not funny - we'll see) lyrics. Or maybe I'll just go down in flames as off topic for this section. Oh the suspense. 28.4 is not enough. For crying out loud. I like Slashdot, I really do, but this is annoying. If there are going to be ads in the comments then I ought to be able to at least post song lyrics - or should I say parodies of song lyrics. And while I hate to play this card, if that's not possible for the hoi polloi, well it'd be a nice bonus for the um you know - paying customers. I mean I don't think that is asking too much. Time to check again. Oh really - 32.6 is too few? There has to be something more to it than that. I've posted lots of comments that were shorter than that. The one I'm looking at right now above mine isn't that long. There must be something else in the formula there. But I'm not giving up. I'm going to keep at it until this thing gets past. On the bright side, no fear of seeing "Slow Down Cowboy!" now is there? I'm an eternal optimist. And I really feel like I'll be making the world a better place once this goes live
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 07, 2008 @01:41AM (#22985984)
    WOW! Yahoo is acting as if Microsoft already owns them! ;)
  • Re:Whaa? (Score:3, Funny)

    by edwardpickman (965122) on Monday April 07, 2008 @02:33AM (#22986208)
    people still use Yahoo?

    It was a typo it was meant to say "person" not "people".

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 07, 2008 @03:01AM (#22986314)
    Speaking of popcorn...

    Quick! Someone make a video of Xenu singing that song.
  • by digitig (1056110) on Monday April 07, 2008 @04:42AM (#22986612)
    Now I think we know. Either that, or it's slashdotted. It comes to the same thing, doesn't it? Anything good on the net either gets an EULA takedown or gets slashdotted...
  • Re:D-M-C-A (Score:2, Funny)

    by Hillgiant (916436) on Monday April 07, 2008 @08:28AM (#22987798)
    SSSSSSSHHHH! Don't give them ideas! This last redesign was bad enough.

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