NASCAR Blocks YouTube Video on Copyright Grounds

A crash at a NASCAR race at the Daytona International Speedway left fans injured when debris was sent flying as far as 20 ft into the second level of the track’s stands. One fan was able to catch the crash on camera and quickly uploaded it to YouTube. The video   was blocked by NASCAR on copyright grounds just minutes after it went live. NASCAR claims all right to film and broadcast anything that happens at its events but blocking this video created backlash from observers who see it as improper use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The video is now back up on YouTube and the video has been ripped, mirrored and shared all over the Internet. This is just one example of how copyright laws and regulated has become more complicated with advancements of technology.

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One thought on “NASCAR Blocks YouTube Video on Copyright Grounds

  1. WOW. I think the NASCAR was totally out of line on this. They claims they have the right to film and broadcast anything that happens at its events but I have to agree with the others that this is an improper use of Copyright. No one is making a profit off this and it is an important way to spread information. Seriously, take a chill pill NASCAR.

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