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July 09, 2008

'MXC' creator says 'Wipeout' yanked YouTube video

Last week, Spike TV teased ABC’s summer hit "Wipeout" about "ripping off" its long-running show "MXC." But it turns out the co-creator of "MXC" is less than amused.

"Not only did the producers very obviously copy the games -- or at least major elements of the games -- which had been created by someone else, but 'Wipeout' has also copied much of the editorial feel, style of humor of MXC,"  says "MXC" executive producer Larry Strawther. "Now their lawyers are trying to deny the right of 'MXC''s creators to point out -- at least on YouTube -- just exactly how 'Wipeout' copies from 'MXC.'”

Strawther told Live Feed that a video he created showing side-by-side moments from “Wipeout” and “MXC” (along with a hefty dose of quoting online fans saying they say the show is a knock-off) was pulled from YouTube after five days on the site. In its place is a message saying “Wipeout” producers Lock & Key Productions filed a copyright violation. On his Web site, Strawther added that he filed a counter protest with YouTube (ABC, repping the producers, has no comment).

His video is after the jump if you want to check it out.


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