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DownfallConstantin Films, the distributor of the 2004 critically acclaimed film 'Downfall,' is putting a stop to the popular Internet meme 'Hitler Reacts To ...', citing copyright infringement.

According to TechCrunch, the studio put its foot down after a meme popped up poking fun at the new iPhone 4G news.

"We as a corporation have a bit of an ambivalent view of it," Martin Moszkowicz, an executive at Constantin Film, told the BBC. "On the one hand, we are proud the picture has such a huge fan base and that people are using it for parody. On the other hand, we are trying to protect the artists."

The meme features a scene from the film, in which Hitler (Bruno Ganz) learns he cannot win the war. His dialogue is then dubbed with new subtitles, depicting various pop culture moments.

For more on this story, check out PopEater.
DownfallConstantin Films, the distributor of the 2005 critically acclaimed film 'Downfall,' is putting a stop to the popular Internet meme 'Hitler Reacts To ...', citing copyright infringement.

According to TechCrunch, the studio put its foot down after a meme popped up poking fun at the new iPhone 4G news.

"We as a corporation have a bit of an ambivalent view of it," Martin Moszkowicz, an executive at Constantin Film, told the BBC. "On the one hand, we are proud the picture has such a huge fan base and that people are using it for parody. On the other hand, we are trying to protect the artists."

The meme features a scene from the film, in which Hitler (Bruno Ganz) learns he cannot win the war. His dialogue is then dubbed with new subtitles, depicting various pop culture moments.

For more on this story, check out PopEater.