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Fair use fight: Challenging Universal Music Group

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 9, 2007 05:00 PM

Hot Air and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are challenging copyright law abuse by music giant Universal Music Group–the record company for R&B misogynist Akon. Last week, I noted that UMG forced YouTube to yank our video report criticizing Akon’s onstage antics and vulgar lyrics claiming copyright infringement. The non-profit EFF has agreed to represent Hot […]

Verizon Wireless ends Akon partnership

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 4, 2007 01:50 PM

Thank you, readers. Thank you, Laura Ingraham listeners. Thank you, Verizon Wireless: Verizon decided this week to end its support and sponsorship of Akon. Jim Gerace Vice President, Corporate Communications Verizon Wireless One Verizon Way Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Akon’s ringtones have been removed by the Verizon Wireless website. I just spoke with Gerace by […]

Akon’s record company abuses DMCA to stifle criticism on YouTube

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 3, 2007 04:52 PM

Gone. This morning, I linked to the YouTube version of our Hot Air show exposing hip-hop misogynist Akon. The YouTube version is no longer available. This is the message you will now see: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Universal Music Group.” We believe our commentary and criticism of […]

Look who’s promoting a vulgar misogynist

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 3, 2007 11:32 AM

***1245pm Eastern update: Laura Ingraham has phoned the Verizon exec I mentioned below, John Harrobin, to come on her show to discuss Akon…apparently, he took a half-day off today and won’t be back until next Wednesday…stay tuned and keep up the pressure for accountability…*** Calling Verizon Wireless exec John Harrobin…anyone home? *** Check this out. […]

Rapper molests girl on stage (graphic warning)

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 19, 2007 01:58 PM

This is making the rounds. Blame George Washington. The site Media Take Out writes: A video of Akon dancing provocatively with a young lady has begun making its way around the internet. But not [all is] fun and games in the video. MediaTakeOut.com has learned that the girl getting “freaked” in the video may only […]