Telus has ordered YouTube to take down some fair-use news reports that are critical of its union negotiations.

Here's a link to a CTV news report about Telus. Maybe they should be suing CTV for initially broadcasting it.

Michael Geist - Is Telus Overreaching With YouTube Copyright Claims?

A blog reader points to a site listing more than a dozen videos posted on YouTube that Telus has demanded be removed due to copyright concerns. While there are several videos that may indeed be subject to Telus copyright, many others appear to merely involve union videos that surely do not contain Telus copyrighted content. For example, the site notes a news report for which Telus claimed copyright ownership with YouTube. If this is a case of overreaching, it is particularly unfortunate given that Telus has been a vocal opponent of the very notice-and-takedown system that it now uses, having argued that the U.S. system leads to a "voluminous level of automated, illegitimate and time-wasting claims."


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