"During his announcement on Tuesday, Rand Paul entered and left to the song, "Shuttin' Detroit Down," as Business Insider notes. The song is a twangy lament about the state of the economy that dates back a few years; the copyright stamp on the YouTube video reads "(c) 2009 WMG." WMG, of course, is Warner Music Group. We've reached out to both WMG and YouTube for comment, and will update this article when we hear back. But it's hard not to see some humor in the situation. Rand Paul's spirited cry against government intervention has been blocked from view because YouTube lets huge music companies preemptively apply copyright law. Looks like Paul just got another plank in his campaign platform."
Friday, April 10, 2015
YouTube’s copyright system has taken Rand Paul’s presidential announcement offline; Washington Post, 4/7/15
Philip Bump, Washington Post; YouTube’s copyright system has taken Rand Paul’s presidential announcement offline: