The Air Force's law-firm has sent an illegal DMCA take-down notice to YouTube, demanding the removal of a publicly available video promoting its Cyber Command project. Material produced by federal agencies is not copyrighted -- cannot be copyrighted, by statute -- so there's no basis for the Air Force's representatives to swear (on penalty of perjury, no less!) that this video infringed its copyright.
It's cyber war! Lawyers representing the Air Force's elite electronic warriors have sent YouTube a DMCA takedown notice demanding the removal of the 30-second spot the Air Force created to promote its nascent Cyber Command. We'd uploaded the video to share with THREAT LEVEL readers.Link (via Wendy Seltzer)
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