Friday, February 25, 2011

Wii Spanking Video on YouTube Censored For "Copyright Reasons"

BoingBoing reported that Wii came out with an advertisement encouraging young adults to engage in spanking games using the Wii device.   The video was posted by Ubisoft on YouTube here.

YouTube now has the message

"This video contains content from Ubisoft, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

It is odd that the poster of a video is blocking its own content on copyright grounds. If indeed, that is the grounds, was it a failure to get a synch license for the music for the US market?  Did they send a takedown notice to themselves?  See the video below:

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