CNN Targets Competitors on YouTube, Twitch, with Copyright Claims

Breitbart | 8/3/2019 | Allum Bokhari
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YouTubers attempting to cover the recent Democrat debates have been hit with a wave of copyright strikes from CNN, forcing many videos off the platform.

Those affected include liberal and left-leaning channels, according to a report from ReclaimTheNet. They include David Pakman and Kyle Kulinski.

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“I was up until 4am prepping a comprehensive debate breakdown for all of you lovely folks” wrote Kyle Kulinski, host of the popular Secular Talk channel, which boasts over 700,000 subscribers.

“Out of maybe a dozen videos, CNN is jacking all revenue from 10, because they include small clips from the debate.”

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A CNN spokesman hit back on Twitter, saying that use of clips from the debate constituted “piracy.” Critics of CNN say the clips are protected under U.S. copyright exceptions, which include provisions that protect the unauthorized user of third-party content for purposes of criticism, commentary, and news reporting among other reasons.

ReclaimTheNet also reports that numerous prominent users of the live-streaming...
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