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Using Copyright To Silence Oil Sands Satire? How Crude.

The Alberta tourism bureau—which shares a law firm with some of the Canadian province's major oil companies—used a copyright takedown notice to try to smother a movie trailer that satirizes Alberta's oil sands project. 

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Comment by Sharon Jarvis
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U.S. courts have ruled that satire is an allowable use of copyrighted material.  Those lawyers should have known that.  Maybe they pretended not to because they think most people don't know the law and would agree to stop using the material.

One more reason why people need to be informed.

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