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Copyright Run Amok: Chrysler’s Superbowl ad blocked on their own YouTube channel

An amusing copyright snafu for your Super Bowl Monday: Chrysler has a social application running on their YouTube channel, inviting you to share their inspirational advertisement from the Super Bowl last night. I didn’t get to see it last night, so I thought I’d go ahead and check it out this morning.

One problem, though: the advert that Chrysler paid for apparently has an image of NFL stuff in it. So the NFL apparently has blocked it. Perhaps YouTube’s own bots have blocked it automatically, impossible to say for the moment.

But oh, what a deliciously embarrassing copyright snafu! I mean: silencing the voices of common people is what it’s all about. But you’re not supposed to block the inalienable corporate right to make money. Everybody knows that.

chrysler’s Channel – YouTube.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.