And we couldn't be prouder! You never quite feel like a web geek until someone threatens to sue you unless you remove something. Below is the email we received about the Sarah Palin sports babe video clip below:
From: Marci Burdick
Date: Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 2:03 PM
Subject: KTUU video
The posted clip of Sara Palin as a sports intern at KTUU TV is
copy-righted material which you do not have permission to use.
Remove it immediately.
Senior Vice President
Schurz Communications Inc. (Parent Company of KTUU)
AND HERE'S OUR REPLY:
Thanks for contacting us at YouGottaSeeThisVideo about the Sarah Palin clip. My name is Bob Reno and I publish the site along with several others you may have heard of including BadJocks.com and DumbassDaily.com.
Interesting thing about that clip: we were linking to it from YouTube.com, so your complaint is really with them at this point, although it's kind of a moot point as they have already pulled it. So our post does not contain the video clip anymore, just our description of it, which I think we can keep in place, but I will check with my Internet lawyer if you'd like.
Just a side note: how exactly is this violating your copyright? Yeah, I know technically you own the rights to it, but really, it's not like you're going to keep showing it every night during the campaign like a "Seinfeld" rerun or use it on a regular basis if Mrs. Palin gets elected. It'll just sit in your archives gathering dust. Your station is more famous for that clip now than you can possibly know and you want bloggers to pull it? You can't buy PR like that, but I guess as Senior Vice President, that one is your call.
Please acknowledge receipt of this message so I know that you know that we have complied with your request.
EARLIER POST: Governor Sarah Palin has an interesting background, including a stint as a sports reporter on Channel 2 in Alaska in the late 1980's. Here's a clip of her with her big 'ole 80's hair talking about basketball, baseball, and doncha know, dog sledding. Yeah, she's totally qualified for the White House.
VIDEO CLIP PULLED ON REQUEST OF THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER, SCHURZ COMMUNICATIONS, THE PARENT COMPANY OF KTUU.
Although . . . you never know: you might be able to find another copy of it at YouTube if you look hard.
(sara palin, miss Alaska, sera,VP, GOP, RNC)