10 Things Viacom Hates About Fair Use

from the dolphin-trolling dept

In Viacom's ongoing massive effort to takedown infringing videos on YouTube, it's no surprise that plenty of legitimate clips are "accidentally" caught in the dragnet. Of course, that doesn't make it legal. Demanding a takedown on non-infringing content goes against the DMCA. After being sued about a takedown on one such video, Viacom has promised to be much better about such "dolphins" (content accidentally caught). The EFF is noting that the super popular 10 Things I Hate About Commandments video was caught in the net. On the recommendation of the EFF, the creators of the video made use of the special "hotline" that Viacom set up and the video was put back online. Of course, that's still four full days with the video offline, despite being perfectly legal. Of course, almost exactly a year ago, Jim Harper was using this video as an example of why derivative works are great and shouldn't be outlawed. So, with that in mind, since the video is back up on YouTube, here it is for your viewing pleasure:


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    Time traveller, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 5:01am

    Re: First!

    No you're not.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 5:01am

    First!

    Yay!

     

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    Vincent Clement, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 5:10am

    That's awesome. I don't see how this derivative work is harming anyone. The media companies need to lighten up.

     

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    Jason Jenkins, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 5:59am

    old media

    old media needs to wake up, the word copyright in the sense we know it today wont even exist in 10 years. if anyone needs a library of compelling online urban content for FREE please visit www.abstract10.com. LETS PARTNER UP!
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    jason jenkins
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    Kyros, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 6:35am

    ads and hilarious clips aside - Viacom will sooner or later figure out that they just aren't going to have their way. Whether by some chance they figure this out early and accept content which may touch upon their copyright, or get the crap sued out of them, it doesn't really matter.

     

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    glitch, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 9:21am

    good thing that wasn't about Muslims

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 10:23am

    ya right im sure the American corn producers rely so much on the popcorn sold in the movie theaters for there profits.

     

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    Semicharm, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 10:27am

    Guilty!

    They are claiming that everyone is guilty and demanding that they prove their innocence. What the hell happened to "being innocent till proven guilty"?

     

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    GoblinJuice, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 12:45pm

    Re: good thing that wasn't about Muslims

    Ssh! Don't say anything that may offend the Religion of Peace!

     

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    inc, Jun 22nd, 2007 @ 6:01pm

    What happened here was a miracle and I want you to fucking acknowledge it. lol

     

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