I posted this video to Google+ and Facebook yesterday. It’s a really great promotional video for the upcoming film Prometheus. Today it looks like it was taken off YouTube by Comcast because of copyright. What a stupid thing to do, I thought. You want your promotional videos to be copied and posted to YouTube right? That’s the whole point of promotion. You want people to see it.
Then I realized, wait… Prometheus is a 20th Century Fox film and Comcast owns Universal. Not the same company. Is Comcast fraudulently using YouTube’s copyright protection technology against a competitor? Looks like it to me…
These kinds of shenanigans really piss me off especially since huge companies like Comcast are trying to force all kinds of new copyright restrictions on everyone. You can’t have it both ways Comcast. Copyright law is intended to protect your own content. It’s not a weapon to go after your competition.
Here’s the video on another YouTube channel. Check it out before Comcast tries to take it down!