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Hitler to Get Mad That Videos of Him Getting Mad Are Being Taken Off YouTube

Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel might dig that his film has provided us all with one of the Internet's most consistently funny memes — Hitler getting very upset — but Constantin Films, the outfit that owns the rights to the movie, isn't quite as pleased. The German production company has filed a copyright claim that has already resulted in "Hitler gets banned from Xbox live," "Hitler wants to make a meme," and "Hitler wants to know who lost the 4G iPhone" being taken off of YouTube. Constantin will have a hard time scrubbing the Internet of the hundreds of variations of this meme that exist — and they'll probably be making Hitler a whole lot angrier in the process. [Open Video Alliance]