July 26th, 2010
05:23 PM ET
12 years ago

'Alvin Greene is on the Scene' removed from YouTube

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/22/art.alvingreene.file4.cnn.jpg caption ="A web video about Alvin Greene has been removed from YouTube."](CNN) - Alvin Greene is no longer on the scene. Or on YouTube, at least.

Last week's hit viral video, which mashed up clips of the enigmatic Senate candidate with a bouncy eighties hip-hop beat, has been removed from YouTube over a copyright claim.

The producers of "Alvin Greene is on the Scene" had apparently used some video from a 2009 Tea Party march - footage owned by Frank Strategies, a conservative communications firm in northern Virginia. (The video is freely available on the firm's own YouTube page.)

Ed Frank, the president of the firm, told CNN in an email that he requested the video's removal because his business involves licensing original footage, including the pictures shot at the Tea Party rally.

Filed under: 2010 • Alvin Greene • South Carolina
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Jim

    The copyright doctrine of fair use apparently means nothing to YouTube.

    July 26, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. Would Tim Mcveigh be a Tea Party hero today?

    Poor Alvin,he has to run against the" I wannabe the new President of the Confederate States".

    July 26, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  3. Mary

    Alvin Greene is a perfect example of what the Democrats has become. No care, No purpose, No structure, No ideals, No vision and No point.

    July 26, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  4. JES

    I think you have already used up your 15 minutes.

    July 26, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. nanowired

    So wait a tic, heres a thought for you: All of the footage from Tea Party ralleys are Copywrited.... Hmmmmmmmm.

    July 26, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  6. Coherent1

    Something is still not quite right. I just know it! Alvin Greene is precious and he has a precious agenda. He's so sweet and precious and cuddly and soft. But something does not click right in a lightbulb kind of way. IJS.

    July 26, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  7. Tony

    So, the producer of the Alvin Greene video has a Tea Party connection. I guess I am not surprised that the GOP is behind his candidacy, because certainly Democrats in South Carolina did not ask him to run.

    July 26, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  8. Hugo

    Poor Alvin, dumber than dirt, did not even know who he was running against in the initial interviews. South Carolina Democrats and the black caucus must be so proud...

    July 26, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  9. Mark, Phoenix

    The GOP plant "leaves" You Tube.

    July 26, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  10. J STIZZLE ( Oakland , Ca. )

    Alvin Greene is nothing more than a Republican "plant" in the
    election. Talk about Cointelpro all over again !!!!

    July 26, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |