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February 24, 2013
Our partners and users do not have the right to take down videos from YouTube unless they contain content which is copyright infringing, which is why we have reinstated the videos.
A statement from Google • Regarding the reinstatement of a fan-shot video NASCAR took down Saturday, using YouTube’s DMCA copyright claims—which they claimed they did in an effort to respect the privacy of those injured. In other words, Google totally overruled NASCAR in the case, which, according to PaidContent’s Mathew Ingram, is relatively rare, as Google often has little recourse in such cases due to the way the Digital Millennium Copyright Act works. “The fact that Google acted quickly to put the content back up is admirable,” he explains, “but it shouldn’t have to do this, and there are no doubt many other important cases in which it hasn’t that don’t involve something as attention-getting as a race-car crash.” Daytona International Speedway, meanwhile, managed to repair the damaged section of fence in time for Sunday’s race.
15:21 // 9 months ago
February 23, 2013
The fan video of the wreck on the final lap of today’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race was blocked on YouTube out of respect for those injured in today’s accident. Information on the status of those fans was unclear and the decision was made to err on the side of caution with this very serious incident.
A statement from NASCAR • In a statement to The Verge regarding why the auto-racing organization filed DMCA requests regarding a fan-shot video of today’s violent crash at Daytona International Speedway. The video, which showed what appeared to be a tire that had fallen into the stands, showed some of the 28 people injured in the crash. While NASCAR can legally take down such videos due to language it puts on attendees’ tickets, the decision to take down the video drew criticism due to the context of the crash. The man who shot the video, Tyler Andersen, emphasized that while he was getting some attention for the clip, it should not be about him. “All this attention I’m getting is crazy, but this is not about me at all. PLEASE KEEP ALL INJURED IN YOUR PRAYERS,” he emphasized in a tweet.
20:23 // 9 months ago