UFC 158: Video maker files counterclaim over pulled video

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The person who shot a video showing a UFC executive telling Nick Diaz that the Quebecois authorities wouldn't be measuring decimal places during the UFC weigh-in has filed a counter-claim with YouTube after the UFC used a questionable claim of copyright to get the video pulled offline.

The person who shot a video showing UFC Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel, Michael Mersch, speaking with members of Nick Diaz's team and informing them "off the record" that there were some unusual rules in play for the UFC 158 weigh-in has filed a counter-claim attempting to get the video restored to YouTube following a DMCA copyright claim filed by the UFC. Via MMA Junkie:

Nick McDermott, who captured a UFC executive's "off the record" conversation about weigh-in rules with Nick Diaz, told MMAjunkie.com that he's filed a counter-claim to a DMCA request filed by the UFC.

"I got a strike on my account because of it," McDermott wrote via Twitter. "I sent a counter claim and I'm waiting on them to respond."
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McDermott said his video was reinstated after he complained to YouTube, which suspends accounts with three DMCA "strikes." But several days later, the clip was again taken down. He then filed a counter notification, which is a legal request to reinstate content in instances were it is "removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled, such fair use."

Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for updates as the story develops.


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