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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

 

Uri Geller abuses DMCA to cover up embarrassing YouTube videos

‘The latest person to discover how easy it is to abuse U.S. copyright law appears to be Uri Geller, the self-proclaimed “psychic” who has been fooling people about his supernatural powers for decades now. Geller has been exposed as a ridiculous fake time and time again, but he is trying hard to scrub the internet of all that embarrassing evidence so that his current business venture can trick more new suckers.

And United States copyright law is practically eager to aid this huckster in his quest to suppress criticism and victimize the ignorant. Using the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, Geller has managed to get YouTube to delete several videos that show Geller’s deceptions being exposed. Before Geller launched his purge, when you searched YouTube for “Uri Geller” you would immediately discover videos that let you know he is a trickster. But as of this moment, that same search yields mainly uncritical videos.’




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