By Elmer Beauregard
After being up for one day the new version of "Hide the Decline" hosted on The No Cap-and-Trade Coalition's channel was pulled by youTube, along with all the other copies of the original version of the video made by Minnesotans For Global Warming.
When you click on the movie to play it you get this message.
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by JibJab Media Inc..
It is true the original version did contain JibJab content, the claymation video with Michael Mann's head on it was made on JibJab's website. I also put a disclaimer at the beginning of the website that JibJab was not responsible for this content.
The new version "Hide The Decline II" did not, however, contain any JibJab content or the image of Michale Mann that was in dispute in the letter from Mann's attorney. So I'm wondering why it got yanked. I'm sure it was a little like playing Whack-A-Mole for youTube, everybody and their sister was uploading the original version to their youTube channel. Maybe in their zeal youTube inadvertently wiped out the new version.
In the new version I shot all of the video and did all the animation myself. It's not nearly as good or as funny as the JibJab's, but I tried to eliminate any images that might be a point of contention. Even the name of the spinning newspaper, in the original it was the "The New York Times"(which did do A story on Climategate) in the new one its "The National Decliner".
Unless it's the whole idea of a dude chopping down a tree that JibJab is complaining about. Stay tuned.