Disaster Movie Re-Cut Back Online

So, despite it being an textbook case of Fair Use, YouTube has decided to take down my re-edit of Disaster Movie. YouTube’s copyright dispute process goes something like this:

  1. Lionsgate flags video as infringing on their copyright, Youtube takes it down
  2. User responds explaining why it is actually totally not copyright infringement, video goes back up
  3. YouTube asks Lionsgate if they made a mistake, they say no, video goes down.
  4. To further the dispute, user has to mail a bunch of personal information along with a detailed account of why they are not infringing.

Putting the burden of proof on the side with least resources is bullshit.

In any case, I got to step 4 in the process and then realized that, “Wait! The friendly and awesome people at Dreamhost give me over 8 TB of bandwidth / month, I can just host it myself!”

Which I have.

So if you didn’t get a chance to see it before it was taken offline, check it out now!

Disaster Movie Re-Cut

Comments (4)

  1. The way the law works right now is complete BS, but it’s nothing Google can work around. If they’re found not complying fully with copyright notices they’ll be liable for billions and online video through any central source would be as restricted as television is right now. The law sucks, but for now, it’s better than the alternative.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 4:43 am #
  2. King Kool wrote::

    Weak, but not surprising. This is becoming far too common on Youtube and other places.

    Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 8:00 pm #
  3. deadgain33 wrote::

    shame they pulled the vid. Looks alot nicer here though. Because of you, i watched this instead of renting it

    Friday, September 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm #
  4. thequestionman wrote::

    why is this not copyright infringement? i mean, i dont know copyright law and stuff, so could some one esplain?

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm #