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Copyright Claim Thwarts North Korean Propaganda 147

ianare writes "A propaganda video from the North Korean authorities has been removed from YouTube following a copyright claim by games maker Activision. It shows a space craft flying around the world and eventually over a city resembling New York. The buildings are then seen crumbling amid fires and missile attacks. However, the dramatic images (video) were soon recognized as having been lifted from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. By Tuesday, the video had been blocked, with a message notifying users of Activision's complaint shown in its place."
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Copyright Claim Thwarts North Korean Propaganda

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  • by tepples ( 727027 ) <tepples@gmail.BOHRcom minus physicist> on Wednesday February 06, 2013 @09:14PM (#42816069) Homepage Journal

    North Korea has morphed into a Kardashian class nation

    It already was [wikipedia.org]: "Cardassian society is often depicted as being Orwellian, with strict government control over information and violent force. Denizens are shown as having unquestioning obedience to authority due to the general lack of human rights, which provides a contrast to the personal protections of the Federation."

  • by Runaway1956 ( 1322357 ) on Wednesday February 06, 2013 @11:33PM (#42816939) Homepage Journal

    I disagree, in that a lot of those videos are indeed fair use. Corporate America has been working to redefine fair use, but recording yourself doing something, such as playing a game, is fair use.

    The problem with North Korea's video is that it isn't for "personal use", but for commercial and/or political use. There is a huge difference between private, personal use and political use. A foreign government can't just take your stuff and apply it to their political goals, without permission and or compensation. Not unless they have the political and/or military power to back up that seizure.

I've got a bad feeling about this.