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Thursday
Apr102008

Classic Television Ad - Marlboro Man

Classic Marlboro Ad from the Fifties - Marlboro Man (before he morphed into a cowboy) finds the fliptop box "interesting and practical".

Here we go again. YouTube have emailed to say the above clip infringes copyright of Philip Morris USA. Now that's a funny thing. I got the video from the Internet Archive who list it as In the Public Domain and its gotta be at least 50 years old (its listed as "1948" but I'm not sure. The car looks like a MG TC which were in production from 1945-50). YouRube say to fight this I must -

Identify the specific URLs of material that YouTube has removed or to which YouTube has disabled access. Provide your full name, address, telephone number, and email address, and the username of your YouTube account.
Provide a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or San Francisco County, California if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection ©(1)© or an agent of such person.
Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."
Sign the notice. If you are providing notice by e-mail, a scanned physical signature or a valid electronic signature will be accepted.

Well bugger that, you Nazis. I'll just host it with BlipTV - they have much better quality and much better attitude than you bunch of c**ts. Oh yeah...funny thing...go to YouTube and search "Marlboro Man" and you'll see there are hundreds of commercials posted - even some 80's versions. But as I've pointed out elsewhere, there is no way you can contact YouRube to discuss this other than the steps they mention above. Land of the Free, Home of the Brave anyone?

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