Filmmaker Sues Savage Over YouTube Takedown
October 13, 2008 at 5:21 AM (PT)
Liberal filmmaker ROBERT GREENWALD's BRAVE NEW FILMS is suing TALK RADIO NETWORK's MICHAEL SAVAGE and the syndicator over a takedown notice filed against the plaintiff for a clip of SAVAGE's show used in a YOUTUBE video.
The clip, called "MICHAEL SAVAGE Hates Muslims," was posted on YOUTUBE and BRAVE NEW FILMS' own "NOSAVAGE.ORG" anti-SAVAGE website, and TRN filed a takedown notice on OCTOBER 2nd, leading to BRAVE NEW FILMS getting terminated from YOUTUBE because of previous infractions. GREENWALD's company, which produced the anti-FOX NEWS documentary "OUTFOXED" and the anti-WALMART film "WALMART:THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE," maintains that the use of SAVAGE's show is permitted under fair use.