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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Best "Downfall" Parody Yet!!!

It was too good to be true. Lots of people had fun making "Downfall" parodies. Now the producer of the "Downfall" film has gotten his panties in a wad. Bear witness:

Hitler, as "Downfall producer" orders a DMCA takedown from Brad Templeton on Vimeo.
Full details at - There are hundreds of parodies of this "Downfall" clip. The studio, Constantin Films, has ordered takedowns of some of them, and eventually even had this parody removed from YouTube. In this clip, Hitler is the producer, and his lawyers tell him why he can't do a DMCA takedown and how the EFF could stop him. He desperately searches for other ways to protect the movie.

Made by Brad Templeton, an EFF board member (but releasing the video on his own.) This video educates about intellectual property issues and parodies the actions of the studio using the very clip they are censoring.

Read more about it at HuffPo.