Pirated Video – Robert Stacy McCain Video Used To Smear Politican
Video copy write violations are a huge no-no in the blogosphere. The bombastic blogger, Robert Stacy McCain called out a lowlife who grabbed his video off of YouTube and edited it in such a way as to smear Congresswoman and Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann when she spoke at the Spirit Midwest Christian Music Festival. The stolen and re-edited video was posted this blospot then Ken Layne at Wonkette picked up the video. Ken Layne or Wonkette have yet to post a retraction.
Robert Stacy McCain made his intentions clear in his Hot Air Green Room post:
[A]fter I learned that my video had been stolen and misused for such a defamatory purpose, I put up a blog post denouncing the smear, and sent an e-mail to the anonymous proprietor of the “On Knees” Web site. He then deleted his first lie and substituted another vicious smear as a “correction.” But his pirated and re-edited version of my video — a clear violation of my copyright, and of YouTube’s terms of service agreement — is still online. I have spoken to an attorney and fully intend that the perpetrator of this crime will be brought to justice.
RS McCain reports the lowlife who stole and edited his video issued an apology of sorts. Copywrite infringement is still copywrite infringement, I say sue the pants of this dude.