House Republicans Need a Copyright Refresher

From today’s New York Times (via CNET):

The House Republican Study Committee issued a news release accusing Speaker Nancy Pelosi of “pirating” 16 copyrighted clips of House floor debate from the public affairs network C-Span by including them on her new blog, The Gavel.

I guess they missed the lesson on government works being generally immune to copyright restrictions. Meanwhile, GooTube is making headlines for aggressively removing fair use parodies and snippets.