Major Network Copyright Infringement

Brian Kamerer:

Dear Jay Leno,

First off, my intention is not to fight you on this. You have more cars than I have dollars, and so I know I don’t stand a chance legally, and on top of that, I don’t really understand how legal stuff works. But the truth is you kind of fucked up my shit and I need to talk to you about it.

Man we need some laws or something so that we can prevent this copyright infringement stuff.1

I believe this sort of thing happens all the time. Watch any news cast where they show cute Youtube clips and what should you might ask yourself, besides why news shows are showing cute youtube clips instead of reporting on news, is if they ask each video owner for permission to use each clip.

Anyone else remember when Real Time with Bill Maher used somebody’s photo without permission? They at least paid that guy.


  1. Of course, this whole thing could have been avoided if the Leno staff had written “No Copyright Intended” on the clip.