Thursday, 17 December 2009

France - Sarkozy's party in copyright breach music video

It's ironic and not a little amusing that this excruciating (and excruciatingly funny) "lip dub" video featuring lip synching politicians from the UMP party of French President Nicolas Sarkozy was produced and released without obtaining copyright permission for the use of the song, so they'll now have to cough up! (It seems the copyright owner had refused consent when they tried to clear the rights, but they went ahead anyway.)

Sarkozy was of course behind France's controversial three strikes law for disconnecting copyright infringers from the internet.

I make no comment on the quality of the lip synching or the dancing. You'll have to decide for yourself whether you'd rather have had your internet access cut off than watch it!

Via Techdirt.

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