NASCAR blocks eyewitness video of Daytona crash on YouTube (update)

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A NASCAR race at the Daytona International Speedway today was interrupted by a harrowing crash that sent debris flying into the stands and left some fans injured. As CNN reports, shredded debris flew into the racetrack barrier, with some reaching 20 feet up to the second level of the track’s stands. At least one fan who witnessed the event caught it on camera and promptly uploaded it to YouTube — but the video was blocked by NASCAR on copyright grounds just minutes after it went live.

It’s not clear yet why NASCAR decided to block the fan-made video — it’s not as if the fan ripped a television broadcast — but in typical fashion it’s already been mirrored, re-uploaded, and shared. NASCAR, like other sporting organizations, claims…

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