Friday, October 23, 2009

Chamber of Commerce Says "No" to Yes Men Site

Earlier this week, we blogged about the Yes Men's prank on the Chamber of Commerce. In accordance with the prank, the Yes Men also set up a fake website at

The Chamber of Commerce has issued a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice against this site, citing that the site constitutes copyright infringement. The Chamber is asking that the site be taken down immediately.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is defending the Yes Men's right to keep the site up.

"Parody is a well-established right, protected under copyright law and the First Amendment," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Matt Zimmerman. "Hopefully, the Chamber will reconsider its position and realize that such strong-arm tactics are inappropriate and counter-productive."


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