Breaking News! Hugo Awards Live Stream Shut Down Due to Copyright Infringement

The Hugo Awards this evening were streaming live on Ustream showing off the best in sci-fi entertainment, when the stream was suddenly shut down. The page the awards were streaming on states this was due to copyright infringement. Clips from shows were being broadcast during the awards ceremony.

This is just the latest example of DMCA take downs being thrown about too loosely and why this site will stand against giving the entertainment industry any more power when it comes to enforcing copyright protection. They clearly can’t handle what they currently have.

We’ll be following up to see if we can find out who made the infringement claim.