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Air Force lawyers send DMCA notice to YouTube

Air Force lawyers have issued a DMCA take-down notice to YouTube (here’s the PDF of the DMCA notice), demanding the removal of a publicly available video promoting its Cyber Command project. There’s only one problem with that: material produced by federal agencies is by law in the public domain and not copyrighted. And the Air Force website has a privacy policy that states, “Information presented on the Air Force Recruiting website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.”

It’s cyber war! Lawyers representing the Air Force’s elite electronic warriors have sent YouTube a DMCA takedown notice demanding the removal of the 30-second spot the Air Force created to promote its nascent Cyber Command. We’d uploaded the video to share with THREAT LEVEL readers.

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