The Downfall…of fair use

Tim Cavanaugh has a funny account of the removal of Youtube videos exploiting the HItler rant from The Downfall. Cavanaugh explains that the German producer (Constantin Films) of the 2004 film from which the Hitler rant derives has instigated the removal, if I understand correctly, by making a copyright infringement claim to Youtube. Cavanaugh states that the legal merits of Constantin’s argument are clear: “They do not exist.”
For those looking for a laugh, all is not lost. Cavanaugh points to brand new Downfall parodies, including the inevitable Hitler-issues-DMCA-takedowns version, with additional background here.
Via Instapundit.

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