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Apple has pulled the plug on an iPhone application which offered an RSS feed of Electronic Frontier Foundation updates.

The developer asked the EFF for permission to use their logo, which was granted as long as it was made clear this was not an official EFF product.

But earlier this week Apple rejected the application because it contained "objectionable content".

This was a link to a blog post which mentioned, and linked to, a Downfall parody, the film which charts Adolf Hitler's last days in his bunker. This version portrayed Hitler as an furious movie executive and demanding takedown notices be sent to everyone using his clips for parody. His officers warn him that parody is covered by fair use, so they might get sued by the EFF.

Displaying a fine grasp of irony, Apple removed the app from iTunes.

The EFF said it had no objection to Apple picking and choosing what appears on iTunes, but did point out that anyone could use YouTube to watch the video on their iPhone whether they had the app or not.

The Downfall clip must be a contender for the most frequently used parody video.

Hitler has been several football managers, an estate agent depressed about the housing crash, angry about the new Star Trek movie and most recently furious that SuBo didn't win Britain's Got Talent.

YouTube even provides, in proper postmodern style, a parody clip of Hitler furious at all the Downfall parody clips.

EFF story is here. ®

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