Is YouTube Right To Take Down Hitler Parodies?

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In honor of Hitler’s birthday yesterday, news spread on the Internet that YouTube has started taking down Hitler parody videos. Constantin Film, makers of the 2004 film Downfall, have requested that YouTube remove all videos using clips from their film and YouTube is doing just that. Since the film’s release six years ago there have been literally hundreds of parodies uploaded, with creators re-subtitling scenes of the film.

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