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Conservative’s Corbyn attack ad pulled over breach of copyright

An early Conservative attack ad on new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has had to be removed from YouTube for violating the copyright of another user.

The montage of clips covering various controversial Corbyn pronouncements over the years; including describing terror group Hamas as ‘friends’ and the death of Osama Bin laden as a ‘tragedy’, aiming to paint the left-winger as a ‘threat to Britain’s security’.

Embarrassingly for the party however one of the individuals who had filmed one of the Corbyn clips objected to the material being used in this way and filed a copyright claim with YouTube who subsequently pulled the advert.

This segment was shot by Adrian Cousins at the Dangerous Times festival in 2014 at which Corbyn called for Nato to be scrapped.

An edited version of the piece shorn of the controversial footage remains viewable via the Conservatives Facebook page and has generated over 1.2m views.

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