La parodie au Canada

Michael Geist, , expose le cas des employés de Postes Canada qui parodient une chanson pour enfants afin de décrier leur conflit syndical dans sa chronique dans le quotidien torontois The Star. Selon le professeur en droit à l’Université d’Ottawa,

While the creation of a protest video is not particularly noteworthy, what followed soon after is. Just as the video began to attract some attention, YouTube removed it after receiving a complaint from Canada Post alleging the video violated the company’s copyright.

The case highlights a common occurrence under United States law, which allows copyright owners to file complaints with Web hosts such as YouTube if they believe the site is hosting infringing content. Under the law, the Web host avoids liability if it immediately removes the content. No court or independent third party reviews the infringement claim since nothing more than a complaint that meets certain criteria is needed. The statutory requirements include providing a statement that the complainant has a « good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law. »

Voici la vidéo en question :

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 2009-01-27 à 14 h 44 min.