Every Internet lawyer has a take on the video some Domino's Pizza employees made in which they were tainting food for customer consumption. Public Citizen and Paul Alan Levy are at it again, this time criticizing the legal tool used to get it off the web. Public Citizen believes it should stay up for "fair use" reasons, once again ignoring the property rights of a business and failing to understand the basics of product disparagement and defamation.
The video is another sad example of harm a couple of derelicts can cause in the online world. While Public Citizen calls for a repeal of the DMCA, which is the copyright law used to get the video off of Youtube, as an Internet lawyer and not a biased, free speech expansionist, I suggest this is just another example of the out of control influence individual scofflaws can assert. Domino's has been harmed to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in all likelihood.
Amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act today. You can read about my thoughts on this issue of Section 230 changes in my upcoming book set to be released soon...."Google Bomb".