Someone else tried uploading the video back to YouTube. The video was there for a coupla days, in a few different pieces, but now it's all down again with the following YouTube announcement:
[i:28c1764a5c]"This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner Landmark Education because its content was used without permission"[/i:28c1764a5c]
and their Draft Motion to Quash Landmark:
] , Landmark clearly has no copyright claims over the video. So
YouTube has caved on 2 respects here:
1. They won't allow the video to go back up, at least for too long.
2. Their disclaimer is misleading and leads the reader to believe that YouTube claims Landmark Education is the copyright owner, when they clearly are not, France 3 is the only copyright owner in this case, they are most likely aware the video is on the internet after all this hubbub, and they have made zero complaints over this entire period of time.
It will be interesting to see if in addition to the CAIC site,
and the torrent
which were both mentioned in the EFF press release,
if anyone else either tries to upload the video again, and if it gets back up onto Internet Archive, YouTube, and Google Video and let's not forget Daily Motion - or if after this defeat it happens to pop up on other sites as well.
It will also be interesting to see if the Electronic Frontier Foundation happens to get into it again with Landmark Education and Art Schreiber representing other individuals about this whole mess, until Landmark Education learns their lesson that the video is on the internet to stay.
Looks like EFF left their contact info at the bottom of the press release, probably for press but also if anyone else runs into any trouble or attempts to chill Freedom of Speech.