Though many are claiming that this is some sort of victory for Islam, and that this is some blatant act of Jew hatred, we're confident the video will be back up soon. It can still be found on other YouTube accounts and DailyMotion. All Caroline Glick and Latma have to do is file a counter notification, as it was a parody and the Fair Use doctrine applies.
Caroline Glick states:
She then goes on to claim that YouTube has a record of censoring pro-Israel material:
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc.
Copyright experts we advised with before posting the song told us in no uncertain terms that we were within our rights to use the song because we did so in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine. The Fair Use Doctrine, copied and pasted below from the US Copyright Office stipulates that it is legal and permissible to use copyrighted material under the fair use doctrine for purposes of parody.
...The fact that more than 3 million people have already seen the video and that it has been written up in major newspapers and featured on major television networks around the world since we first posted it last Thursday night however causes me to fear that something else is going on here.
...this is not YouTube's first move to silence Israeli voices. During Operation Cast Lead, the IDF Spokesman's Unit established a YouTube channel and began posting combat footage on its channel to bypass the anti-Israel media and go directly to news consumers.....Shortly after the IDF channel began making waves, YouTube....removed IDF videos from the website. After the move evoked a storm of protest, YouTube restored them but flagged the videos in the same manner it flags pornography. People trying to access the videos received a screen saying, "This video or group may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube's user community. To view this video or group please verify that you are 18 or older by singing in and signing up."....If YouTube didn't already have a track record for censoring pro-Israel material, I would say that despite the obviously frivolous and unsubstantiated nature of the copyright claim against We Con the World, the company was simply erring on the side of caution.
If you want a REAL examples of a company PERMANENTLY censoring Jewish activists, go here, here, and here. In any event, we liked the Love Boat spoof better: