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WHAS11 Fair Use Update: Day 5

October 30th, 2007 by jake · 1 Comment

There are over 2,000 WHAS11 videos on YouTube and more than 45,000 Google results for “WHAS11 video.” Surprising, isn’t it? If so much of that station’s footage is allowed to virally spread across the internet, why on earth would anyone at that station single us out for a mere ten video clips? What’s with the hypocrisy? What could possibly need to be covered up so badly? This behavior is obviously in retaliation for our criticism. And we must have struck a chord.

Over the past 24 hours we have heard from numerous reporters, producers and employees at WHAS11 and BELO both expressing outrage at the situation and supporting our right to use video clips under Fair Use. Two other local television stations and one in Lexington have offered support.

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Tags: Blogging · Copyright · Internet · Journalism · Media · TV

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  • 1 Evan Gilling // Oct 30, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    I’m not sure why I hadn’t run across this spectacular Louisville website before, but now that I have I am finding it a “page turner.” Expertly penned posts, persuasive and compelling stuff…
    I’m in Louisville and have a blog with occasional Louisville-themed posts, but in this realm you are the king of the hill in the ‘ville. I’ve added you to my blogroll. Keep fighting the good fight and a sharp eye on “the man.”
    Thanks. -Evan G

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