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NFL and Copyright Law


Submitted by Jim Aune on March 27, 2007 - 12:29pm


YouTube continues to create interesting copyright problems. Now the NFL is going after a law professor simply because she posted the NFL copyright notice on YouTube. I think copyright is a good example of Marx meant when he said that modes of production change when existing social, legal, and political arrangements hamper the development of the productive forces (in this case, communication itself as a productive force). (Thanks to David Gore for the link.)

And also see this article from Slate on the use of YouTube by human rights lawyers to document abuse at Guantanamo and elsewhere.