Saturday, March 01, 2014

GEMA and the U.S. President: Not Even the White House is Immune from Absurd Video Blockage based on Greedy and Specious Intellectual Property Law Grounds

Here is another flagrant example of the greedy, absurd and INFORMATION-CHILLING consequences of outdated and ill-advised rights protection in intellectual property law.

It is an image clip from the U.S. President's White House page at Student Film Festival Selections, a page when viewed in Germany which informs us that we are not allowed to see video material from the President of the United States because it "may" contain music that GEMA has not yet licensed in Germany.

Talk about indirect and flagrantly chilling censorship.

We have added the comment in red below, right above the GEMA message that we got on the Internet in Germany trying to view this page and video.


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