Romney ad pulled from YouTube after copyright claim

Mitt Romney’s new ad, “Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs,” disappeared from YouTube this evening after a copyright infringement claim was filed by BMG Rights Management. Apparently, BMG objected to the use of several seconds of audio of President Barack Obama singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.”

You do remember that impromptu cover version, right? No? We’ll, here’s a clip to refresh your memory … from YouTube.

If that video disappears, don’t fret: YouTube lists more than 900 search results for “Obama” and “Al Green.” Better get busy, BMG.

Romney's new ad was pulled for copyright infringement, yet original video with @barackobama singing the song wasn't. #censorship

— Michael Butler (@dm_butler) July 17, 2012

@jamesrileyjr This was a short clip of Obama singing "My Girl" used in a Romney commercial. YouTube pulled it down. Clearly fair use.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) July 17, 2012

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