The pro-Sharia, anti-freedom, Islamic supremacist group “1001 Inventions” has managed to have my video taken down from YouTube, LiveLeak, DailyMotion, GodTube, and Vimeo. Notice that the video is a simple critique of their absurd claim. 1001 Inventions wants a world where they’re free to spout their Islamic supremacist nonsense, but no one is free to respond. It’s sad to see YouTube, LiveLeak, DailyMotion, GodTube, and Vimeo
Hmmm. I feel a lot of videos coming on.
Copyright Law protects intellectual property, which is why you’re not supposed to sell bootleg copies of the latest Batman film. However, due to the strong tradition of Free Speech in the West, Copyright Law allows people to use short portions of copyrighted material for purposes of education and criticism. This is why you’re allowed to quote from books or articles in your own books or articles.
There is no Copyright Law under Sharia. However, Islamic supremacists gladly use Western laws when they can manipulate these laws in defense of Islam.
Recently, I posted a YouTube video titled “Science and Islam: A Reply to 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets.” In the video, I play short clips of an Islamic supremacist video, and I respond to the clips. This is perfectly legal under Copyright Law, and is a textbook example of Fair Use.
Nevertheless, YouTube isn’t in the habit of defending the rights of critics of Islam, and they took down the video in a matter of hours after 1001 Inventions filed a false copyright infringement claim. I then posted the video to LiveLeak, hoping that they would have more respect for Fair Use. No such luck. The video was taken down this morning in response to a false copyright infringement claim. I’m guessing 1001 Inventions has some intimidating lawyers, and who wants to stand up to intimidating lawyers on behalf of critics of Islam?
The irony here is tremendous. The 1001 Inventions group is working day and night to convince Westerners that Islam supports scientific advancement. Yet one of the cornerstones of scientific advancement is having the freedom to criticize opposing views. By attempting to stifle all criticism of Islamic supremacist claims, 1001 Inventions has shown their true colors, and their true contempt for open inquiry.
All of this has inspired my Fair Use vs. Sharia Countdown. Is there a single video provider out there willing to stand up for our right to question and criticize Islamic supremacist nonsense? Only one way to find out. I’ve uploaded the video to several video sites. If one of them refuses to back down to Sharia advocates, you know which site truly believes in Western values.
(By the way, if anyone has accounts on other video hosting sites, feel free to upload the video and send me the link.)
Try http://www.mrctv.org (and get off of Blogger)
As of last night a copy of the video was still viewable on the Answering Muslims website but not on Vimeo so may be gone now. We’ll post when available.
Update: Not sure if they took our suggestion but it’s on MRC TV now as a commenter below notes. WordPress doesn’t embed from MRC though so you have to go there to watch.