Bob Cesca of The Daily Banter is having a little Sarah Palin trouble. I just listened to the Bob and Chez podcast (around the 6.50 mark) and Bob explains that Palin is having her production company try to sue him for having her video clips. Bob believes it is fair use and they think picking a fight is a bad idea PR wise. Bob said he wrote three pieces about Palin and used excerpts from her channel and posted it on his youtube account. He says it’s commentary and news and it is fair use. Apparently the production company asked youtube to take them down. Bob now has three strikes against him. One more strike and they will kill his youtube account.
This is all because Sarah Palin can’t handle it. She can’t handle criticism. Bob has been keeping screen captures of all of the youtube postings proving that they have been coming after him. He says the woman who goes off all the time about the first amendment and being silenced and all that crap is trying to stifle criticism in regards to her SP channel video. Chez says that she will make the argument that you have to pay to see it.
Bob argues that you don’t have to be a lawyer to understand that she is a public figure. It’s like copyright law 101 – it’s news. It is not unlike Stephen Colbert using a clip from MSNBC or Fox News. It’s absolutely fair use. He believes it’s going to be interesting going forward from here. He has disputed all three claims from TAPP TV and Jeff Gaspin and Jon Klein. Apparently Gaspin gave Bob his first TV show ten years ago. They don’t seem to like Klein very much.
So there you have it. Palin doesn’t like being made fun of and she is trying to shut Bob Cesca up. Yes, she who loves the first amendment so much. I wonder if the Palins will all arrive on his doorstep in their hummer and start another brawl.
Stay tuned. This could get interesting! 😉
[H/T to AnnetteK at Politicalgates who mentioned the podcast in a comment]