Satirist Nico Semsrott reveals copyright violations of the CDU

There are no good days for the CDU: After nearly a week ago, the Youtube star Rezo violently attacked the ruling party in a million -folded video, has now revealed the satirist and politician Nico Semsrott copyright violations of the Christian Democrats. Semsrott, who competes for the party “The Party” in the European elections, asked via Twitter on ARD and ZDF, whether they would have allowed the CDU to use cutouts from contributions from the TV channels for their Youtube channel. There, the CDU had posted videos with original clips from talk shows and TV duels.

CDU deletes videos after Tweet by Nico Semsrott

“Are the pirated copies of the self-proclaimed copyright party @cdu actually discussed with you, @daserste and @zdf? Or do they also understand you as their property and so is everything ok?” Tweeted Semsrott. “Of course, there are no such agreements. We are already following up,” the ARD replied. And ZDF also informed the online portal “Übermedien” that it had never received a request from the CDU to exploit the videos. A little later, the clips from the Yotube channel “CDUTV” had disappeared.

“Shortly made sure that the CDU had to take all their pirated videos from their Youtube channel,” wrote Semsrott then on Twitter.

The YouTuber Rezo

The broadcasters have claimed that the deletion of the videos in their own words not from the CDU. According to “”, the party's press office announced that it had become aware through the reference to Twitter that the films had been “mistakenly published on our Youtube channel” and taken them offline again. In the election campaign, they have used short, edited video snippets around the TV appearances of top politicians in recent days on Twitter, it said. This is basically covered in edits through the freedom of quotation. On Youtube but were mistakenly landed the original excerpts.

The CDU had voted in March in the European Parliament for the fiercely controversial copyright reform. It should ensure that copyright is better protected and enforced on Internet platforms. On Twitter was also spiteful about the fact that the party that has tightened the copyright with the copyright reform, even copyright infringed.

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