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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Interesting legal question about copyright happening right now

As you probably know by now there was an incident in the last lap of todays Nationwide Daytona race where several cars crashed and parts went over and through the fence.

Whats interesting is that a fan posted a video he took from his seat in the stands of 2 minutes after the accident.

YouTube pulled the video on behalf of Nascar as they are claiming copyright

Makes for interesting argument
      -       Is Nascar within its rights as it IS private property.
      -       Is the fan within his rights as he posted less than 1% of the event (eg he shot the accident scene 5 seats over where a tire landed on someone)

Either way what has happened…..and this is so true about the internet once something is uploaded it can never be deleted…..the video is now being displayed on 20 different websites some which have refused to remove it in addition to it being uploaded to youtube under many different accounts with no mention of Nascar so cannot be located through simple keyword search.

btw here is the CHurl for the live fan chat for todays race – http://www.LiveNascarChat.com/go/19750


Dean Collins
Founder – Live Fan Chat

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