Colbert joked about needing a check for $700million since roughly a third of all movies on YouTube were from the Colbert Report at the time of YouTube’s $1.6billion sale to Google. "Jon Stewart and Daily Show Executive Producer even encouraged viewers to watch the show on the Internet."
I received a couple of emails from YouTube this afternoon (see below) notifying me that a third party (probably attorneys for Comedy Central) had made a DMCA request to take down Colbert Report and Daily Show clips. [Source]
When will the lawyers and the RIAA et al realise that the distribution of clips on mediums like YouTube only create benefit and popularity for the program, artist, album and so forth. Can old dogs like Senator Stevens just not learn these new tricks.