The Olympics and YouTube

I posted this video the other day about Barack Obama and an American Crossroads video that was taking his words from his speech in Roanoke out of context.

Well, imagine my surprise this morning when I found that the International Olympic Committee made a claim about the video saying that I violated their intellectual property.

Excuse me? There is no olympic content in this video. There is a mock up of Obama on a big screen giving his speech that the folks from American Crossroads made. But that is not the olympics.

YouTube says that I could have my account terminated for falsely asserting fair use on my videos. I would like to know if the IOC will get their account terminated if they falsely assert copyright violations against people who don’t even use their content.

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