Turkish Band Faces Jail in YouTube Flap

Fan's video of 7-year-old song dissing entrance exams runs afoul of officials
By Ben Worthen,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2007 12:07 PM CDT

(Newser) – A seven-year-old song resurrected on YouTube has five punk rockers facing time in a Turkish prison. The song, an anti-authoritarian rant against the Turkish college entrance exam by the band Deli, was the sound track to a video posted by a fan, who lip-synched the lyrics while jumping around frantically on camera.

Posted days before 1.5 million Turkish teenagers took the hated entrance exam, the video was an overnight sensation. The head of the exam board's first response to seeing it was to laugh, the Guardian reports. The second was to forward it to authorities. Prosecutors found it objectionable; the court case is due to begin May 2.