California lawyer and blogger Patterico is giving a lesson in how to fight back against the barbarians.
Left wing thug Perez Hilton, embarrassed that a pro-marriage group is using a short clip of him using vulgar language against Miss California, demanded that the group take down the YouTube video showing his verbal attack. The pro-marriage group took down the video -- but Patterico uploaded it to his own YouTube account so the world can see it. And he's begging Perez Hilton to sue him.
It is clear that Hilton is embarrassed by what he said, and he is using a transparently frivolous copyright claim to try to squelch free speech about his ridiculous statements.Here's the video:
I’m not standing for it.
If Hilton sends me a DMCA takedown notice, I’m going to fight it — and I may sue him. I have never seen a clearer example of fair use in my life. The video shows a mere three seconds of Hilton calling Prejean a “dumb bitch” (the word is bleeped out). Later, there is a one-second clip of the same video confined to a small box at the bottom right-hand portion of the screen, as the announcer intones: “They want to silence opposition.” He had no idea how right he was.
Good for Patterico.
Hat tip: Ace