Dumb and Dumber: E!'s The Soup Blog Links to a YouTube Video Taken Down By E!

I'm a big fan of The Soup (Fridays, 11pm 10pm EST), an E! network clip show that makes fun of the entertainment industry. It's where I first learned that the camera-shy Amish were selling fireplaces that you can roll around the house (only 2 per household!). It's also where the whole Cameron Mathis' thong-no-wait-it's-a-tshirt scandal erupted.

So when I was reading The Soup blog featuring a YouTube video about the Amish fireplace (here's visual proof, click to enlarge)

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and the copy below included a link about the Cameron Mathis situation, naturally, I clicked on it. Here's what I found:

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In case you can't read that, it says:
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by E! Entertainment Television

That's right. E! linked to a YouTube video which it had YouTube take down because of its own copyright.

Give it up, E! YouTube had 100 million unique visitors in October. Don't you want people watching your network? Ok, at least The Soup?

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Nathania was a Search Engine Watch news correspondent from 2008 to 2010. Before that, she held positions as Senior Editor at Bold Interactive and Search Marketing Copywriter at Fortune Interactive.