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The Internet. It’s too new!

So, according to the Studios, the use of any content on the Internet is promotional.

Even if the entirety of the work is shown and they make money from it.
source, point 2(a) and (b)

Mm. Interesting. I wonder how much those moguls think these new media streams might impact their bottom line? I mean, can’t be much if it’s just promotional, right?

In case you’re wondering what the title of this post refers too, it’s from a linking piece on the Daily Show, where Jon Stewart represents the view of the corporations on the Internet. “Can we make money on this or not? I don’t know! It’s too new!”

He then points out that all of his Daily Shows are available online.
Which has advertising.
Sold for actual, real money.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, many people have linked to the clip of this piece which was posted on YouTube

But if you follow the link above, you’ll see no Jon Stewart. Instead, there’s a DMCA copyright takedown notice.

Which is bizarre.

I mean… why would they want to take down a copy of their content on YouTube?

It’s just promotional, right?

But, hey, here’s an embedded copy of the video for you from Defamer.

No need for me to link directly to the Daily Show site.

I’m certain the studios won’t mind.

After all, it’s promotional.