Troopergate Report: Palin abused her power as governor in violation state ethics law; Palin rep gets into heated argument with Alaska lawmaker

October 11, 2008

Meg Stapleton, a representative of the McCain-Palin team, gets into a heated argument over the Troopergate investigation. Stapleton refuses to apologize for allegedly calling Walt Monegan a “rogue” and being “insubordinate.” This is from the Alaska CBS station.


Brave New Films sues talk show host Michael Savage for alleged improper DMCA takedown to YouTube

October 11, 2008

News: Video producer Brave News Films, represented by Tony Falzone at Stanford Center for Internet & Society and the Fair Use Project, has sued radio host Michael Savage for an alleged improper DMCA takedown of BNF’s video on YouTube that replayed about a minute of Savage’s rants allegedly about Muslims. YT took down the video after receiving a DMCA notice of alleged copyright infringement and even suspended BNF’s YouTube channel temporariliy. (The channel is back up.)

According to the LA Times
Savage’s producer said Savage was not responsible for the DMCA notice in the first place. (The notice is supposed to have the identity of the complainer, so it should be easy for YouTube to reveal who complained.)

In deal with CBS, YouTube will offer TV shows with ads

October 11, 2008

News: In a continuing search to develop a profitable business, YouTube has finally relented and decided to allow TV shows that carry ads before, during, and after the program. Only a few shows have been announced in the deal with CBS — “Dexter,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Star Trek.” (More)

Analysis: YouTube has felt growing pains, with the slowness in generating profits to justify Google’s $1.65 billion investment. The airing of full-length TV shows is a pretty big change for YouTube. We’ll see what happens.

John McCain finally intervenes to stop his angry supporters from smearing Barack Obama with lies

October 11, 2008

Troopergate: Alaska Legislature finds Gov. Sarah Palin abused power + broke law (Alaska Ethics Act) in firing safety commissioner

October 11, 2008

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