At this point I've lost count. It's at least the fourth or fifth time that my shenanigans have landed me on popular humor site Cracked.com.
This latest appearance comes courtesy of an article titled "5 Famous Online Copyright Crusaders Who Are Total Hypocrites". With a title like that I just had to scan and tear it down and analyze it to see what I was doing that was so hypocritical... but I honestly can't find anything about my own part in that very strange episode from the fall of 2007. In fact, the entire article is about corporations - as Viacom did in that incident - who cry and crow about copyright laws protecting their assets and then steal and violate the assets of everyone else without giving a damn!!
Anyhoo, my situation, "Viacom Lays Claim to a County Board of Education Campaign Video", made #2 on the list. And if you wanna see the commercial that started it all, from my 2006 campaign for Rockingham County Board of Education, click here to watch "Christopher Knight for School Board TV Commercial #1".
(Personally, I'm still more proud of Commercial #2 and Commercial #3. In fact, Commercial #3 has always been my favorite of that batch of ads.)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Once again this blogger makes Cracked.com ("5 Famous Online Copyright Crusaders Who Are Total Hypocrites")
3/06/2013 06:59:00 PM commercials , copyright infringement , cracked , digital millennium copyright act , hypocrisy , law , school board election , star wars , vh1 , viacom , video , what the hell were they thinking , youtube 1 comment