OT, but possibly interesting; from Slashdot:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 7 17:43:10 UTC 2012

NASA's Own Video of Curiosity Landing Crashes Into a DMCA Takedown

"NASA's livestream coverage of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars
was practically as flawless as the landing itself. But NASA couldn't
prepare for everything. An hour or so after Curiosity's 1.31 a.m. EST
landing in Gale Crater,the space agency's main YouTube channel posted
a 13-minute excerpt of the stream. Ten minutes later, the video was
gone, replaced with the message: 'This video contains content from
Scripps Local News, which has blocked it on copyright grounds. Sorry
about that.' That is to say, a NASA-made video posted on NASA's
official YouTube channel, documenting the landing of a $2.5 billion
Mars rover mission paid for with public taxpayer money, was blocked by
YouTube because of a copyright claim by a private news service."

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