Viacom hits me with copyright infringement for posting on YouTube a video that Viacom made by infringing on my own copyright!
“Chutzpah” is a Yiddish word meaning “unbelievable gall or audacity”. An example of it would be the story of the kid who murders both of his parents, then throws himself on the mercy of the court on the grounds that heâ€™s an orphan.
That’s chutzpah. So is this: multimedia giant Viacom is claiming that I have violated their copyright by posting on YouTube a segment from it’s VH1 show Web Junk 2.0… which VH1 produced â€“ without permission â€“ from a video that I had originally created.