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The Way We Copyright Now

While NASA was busy landing a rover on Mars, a local news service uploaded footage from the livestream onto YouTube before NASA could, prompting YouTube to remove the video when it later appeared on NASA's own YouTube channel. "That is to say, a NASA-made public domain video posted on NASA’s official YouTube channel, documenting the landing of a $2.5 billion Mars rover mission paid for with public taxpayer money, was blocked by YouTube because of a copyright claim by a private news service."

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