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Bowie's takedown of Hadfield's ISS "Space Oddity" highlights copyright's...

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Truly Twisted Absurdity From +Boing Boing 

+Cory Doctorow clearly doesn’t let the facts get in the way when he has an agenda to promote.

I can’t see anything in this article that is remotely accurate. The fact, as clearly stated last week before this video was taken down, voluntarily, was that the +Chris Hadfield camp had permission, a licence if you will, to post this video for one year. That is, an amicable agreement was reached with Bowie (or his record company) prior to posting the video. That licence expired and the video was taken down as agreed.

Of course, it went viral and it is absurd to think that this video will ever be totally removed from the internet, on that I agree. I also think that Bowie should do the honourable thing and grant Hadfield an open ended licence to repost the video. 

But, it is truly disingenuous to call this a takedown.

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/7aKi

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