Many Canadians will know that there has been a controversy this week over whether Prime Minister Stephen Harper pocketed a communion wafer during Romeo Leblanc's state funeral. The issue has been fueled by a video posted on YouTube of the incident. A blog reader notes that YouTube has now taken down the video due to a copyright claim by Radio-Canada. While other versions remain online, the takedown request by a news organization of a clip that should certainly qualify as fair dealing is very problematic (and somewhat puzzling given that the video was a CPAC video, not Radio-Canada). News organizations depend upon fair dealing every day for their own coverage and should not be so quick to demand takedowns of newsworthy clips that should qualify for similar protection.
Update: CBC argues that the use of the clip was not fair dealing.