Twitter removes Trump’s video featuring music from The Dark Knight for copyright infringement

Tuesday night on Twitter deleted a video published by President Donald Trump on his official account because it contained music by Warner Bros. Pictures & # 39; The Dark Knight Rises the final film in Christopher The trilogy of Batman by Nolan. According to both The Hill BuzzFeed News the producers of the short clip did not acquire the license to use the song, which resulted in Warner Bros. submitting a copyright claim. Twitter then deleted the video hours later by violating its policies on copyrighted material .

The video, a strange piece of promotional material that some speculated is designed to stimulate the exaggerations of Trump's reelection bid in 2020, presents a modified quote, widely attributed to Mahatma Ghandi, beginning with: "First they ignore you . Then they laugh at you ". The team behind the video of Trump, it is not clear at this time who produced the clip of two minutes, changed the next line of "then fight" to "then they call you racist".

twitter removes trumps video featuring music from the dark knight for copyright infringement

The video is designed to remind viewers that Trump was a loser in 2016, but for some reason he presents clips from comedians Rosie O & # 39; Donnell and Amy Schumer, as well as North Korea's leader, interspersed with Trump clips in several rallies and public. Meetings in the White House and elsewhere. Even more strange is that everything is set for Hans Zimmer's song "Why Do We Fall?", The eleventh track of The Dark Knight Rises . Warner Bros. did not respond to a request for comment.

Twitter did not respond to a request for comments.

The elimination is remarkable because it seems to be only the second time that Twitter takes an official action against Trump on the platform, despite numerous apparent violations of its policies on harassment, threats of violence and other content rules. Trump has regularly circumvented Twitter rules with almost no repercussions, and Twitter claims that the president's tweets are intrinsically newsworthy and, therefore, are protected by ambiguous exemptions.

"The elected world leaders play a fundamental role in that conversation because of its great impact on our society," the company said in a blog published in January 2018. "Block a world leader from Twitter or eliminate its controversial Tweets , hiding important information that people should be able to see and discuss, nor silence that leader, but it would certainly hinder the necessary discussion around their words and actions. " This was after Trump threatened to launch a nuclear war against North Korea during a tense series of tensions between the United States and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong. -United Nations.

One of those areas where exemptions are not allowed seems to be copyright. Once, Twitter removed a video from their official account that contained copyright-protected music from the band R.E.M., which had problems with their song "Everybody Hurts" used in a similar way in a video posted directly on the social media platform. The video is no longer available, but Trump's tweet remains live.

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