Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Why Can't They Take a Joke?

C-Span is getting in on the act. It is time to rain on the parade of those who got the joke. C-Span is asking EVERYONE to take down the video of Stephen Colbert at the press club dinner because they have a copyright on the material.

While everyone is saying "Thank You" to Colbert (if you know what is good for you, you will click on that link!), C-Span is saying "pay me" to the interested public.

I wonder if Bush's approval was anything higher than the ghastly 31% (Gallup) to 34% (CNN), would C-Span care? I doubt it. Colbert has a national audience in the millions and the buzz around the roast is huge. It is possible that the copyright of the event will double the budget for C-Span for the year.

Check out the "Thank You" site before it is too late.


At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though C-Span yanked the video fromsuch sites as YouTube and iFIlm, it cut a special deal with Google Video to show it for free.


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