The unseen cameraman in Shotgun Boy’s now-viral clip is sending takedown notices to YouTube users who have reposted the clip. JMG reader BStewart23 got the following after his copy was yanked:
ATTENTION: We have received copyright complaint(s) regarding material you posted, as follows: from Chase Young about Don’t Ever Change, North Carolina Bigots – bstewart23. Video ID: yVfgD66uqgM. Please note: Repeat incidents of copyright infringement will result in the deletion of your account and all videos you have uploaded. Please delete any videos for which you do not own the necessary rights, and refrain from uploading infringing videos. If you are unsure what this means, it is very important that you visit our Copyright Tips guide. If one of your postings has been misidentified as infringing, you may submit a counter-notification.
The clip has already been posted on mainstream news sites, so it would seem that “fair use” might apply here. Lawyers?