Hey NFL, you just lost a non-fan!

So the NFL has taken down all online videos of Jennifer Hudson singing the National Anthem (including the one I shared earlier) “due to a copyright claim.”

Now, it turns out that while the song is in the public domain, a performance can be copyrighted… but if that’s the case, why not make a non-YouTube/non-shareable version of the song available perhaps on NBC.com, Hulu.com, or NFL.com?  Right now, NFL.com makes a video of Kurt Warner visiting the Biggest Loser available and Hulu has all of the Super Bowl ads, but there’s no legal way to obtain a video of the National Anthem.  Really?

Anyway, if you missed it, I’m sorry.  I’m further sorry that the NFL is so unpatriotic that they can’t share a spectacular version of our National Anthem with the American people.

I’m so glad it’s baseball season…

UPDATE: The number of errors that were in this original post were kind of crazy, I didn’t type half of what I meant to say originally.  Anyway, they’ve been fixed, and yes, thank you, Mike, for pointing out the copyright claim in the first place.



Filed under Baseball, Football, Music, Patriotism, Unacceptable, Unamerican, Uncategorized

3 responses to “Hey NFL, you just lost a non-fan!

  1. mdbirdlover

    The NFL can be so over-the-top ridiculous with their power!
    Glad I caught this on your blog while tag surfing.

  2. Pingback: National Anthem Mystery Solved « Unterekless Thoughts

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