NBC Kills Obama YouTube Hit

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 1:39 pm

The Obama campaign’s viral organizing took a hit today — from NBC News.

Obama’s web team whipped up a frenzy this week with an edgy YouTube video imagining a victory by Sen. John McCain. They used archival footage of Tom Brokaw announcing the news, and the video climbed to the top of YouTube — besting celebrities, SNL clips and the Sarah Palin montages that dominate political hits at the web site. But this afternoon, NBC stripped the video off the web by filing a copyright claim with YouTube.

It’s a setback for Obama’s field program, which has used viral organizing to register and mobilize new voters.  The video promoted a dedicated voter portal, VoteforChange.com, that helps people register to vote.

It’s also bad time because there are only five days until the registration deadlines in the key states of Colorado, Florida, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Comments

14 Comments

Joe
Comment posted October 1, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs


Gary
Comment posted October 1, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

You forgot that Pennsylvania is also ending registration on Oct 6.


clorinda sheridan
Comment posted October 1, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

Why..If he was to say the opposite that he had lost would NBC get rid of that too. This is not about copyright issues,it is bias pure and simple..AHHHHH Tim Russert where are u when we need you…he would be appalled!!


mae
Comment posted October 3, 2008 @ 10:19 pm

nbc has nothing to do except to support a woman who is atypical and impractical person like sara palin.. aquaruis dragon… a shit….


Prysorra
Comment posted October 22, 2008 @ 5:13 am

Gahhh. The last thing we need is the video to proliferate everywhere in retaliation.


Krylen
Comment posted March 20, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

Absolutely ridiculous, the DMCA is just another venue for big companies to maximize profits while stifling innovation. End the DMCA!


Krylen
Comment posted March 20, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

Absolutely ridiculous, the DMCA is just another venue for big companies to maximize profits while stifling innovation. End the DMCA!


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