KTVU Claims Copyright Act in Having Gaffe Clip Taken Down

KTVU Oakland’s Asiana Airlines gaffe is not going away. The station has issued takedown notices to YouTube regarding the clips of anchor Tori Campbell reading off the now famous bogus pilot names, reports Wired.

The station is citing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to have the material taken off YouTube.

GM Tom Raponi says continuing to show the clip adds to the insensitivity surrounding the mistake. He tells MediaBistro:

“The accidental mistake we made was insensitive and offensive. By now, most people have seen it. At this point, continuing to show the video is also insensitive and offensive, especially to the many in our Asian community who were offended. Consistent with our apology, we are carrying through on our responsibility to minimize the thoughtless repetition of the video by others.”

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.