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

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