WWE removes older, edgier videos from YouTube

Sep 16, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck

A team of WWE employees are busy looking at video sharing websites and
flagging all videos from the Attitude Era that are being used in attacks
mostly against Linda McMahon. Tons of videos were removed from the popular
YouTube website already with a WWE rep saying that they are damaging “the
corporate reputation” of the company. These same videos are the ones which
catapulted WWE into ratings success in the late 90s and obviously were
deemed appropriate at the time. “For years WWE has produced programming
that is rated PG in prime time, and most recently rated G on Saturday
mornings. To better reflect our current family-friendly brand of
entertainment, WWE is removing some dated and edgier footage from digital
platforms,” WWE said in a statement. “Some of this footage has been
misused in political environments without any context of explanation as to
when it was produced,” the statement added, referring to the adverts that
opponents of Linda McMahon were producing using WWE footage. “WWE is well
within its rights to protect its intellectual property for fair use.”

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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