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The Last of Us trailer pulled for copyright infringement

Wednesday, 14th December 2011 00:35 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Viacom appears to have gone on some sort of YouTube copyright infringement rampage, with the result that a huge number of videos related to the VGAs have been pulled. One of these is the official trailer for The Last of Us, hosted on the game’s own YouTube channel, resulting in a copyright infringement notice smack in the middle of its own website. Whoops. Sony told Kotaku it hopes to have the matter resolved shortly.

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4 Comments

  1. KL

    i wonder who really is behind this …ahem :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. The_Red

    Wow… Assholes. And they say Stop Piracy Act isn’t bad. When companies are already this paranoid and aggressive, of course more freedom for them is gonna hurt.
    Those trailers are ADS!!! Viacom is taking down ADS and COMMERCIALS (the trailers) because they feel they OWN other peoples ads!? Wow.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    This is a fairly big and stunningly regular issue with DMCA takedowns, When a big company claims infringement the “infringing” content is removed immediately without anybody ever checking if it was a genuine complaint.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Freek

    Yup, time and time again it’s shown that the DMCA is utterly broken and media companies regulary abuse it to remove content that they don’t even own the copyrights to. Comepletly without penalties.
    And yet US congres seems hell bent on making it even worse with SOPA.

    #4 3 years ago

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