GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

YouTube pulls "We Con The World" parody....

Gee, I wonder why...
After it got over 3 million hits in barely a week, Youtube has removed the Latma parody video, “We Con the World,” a satirical musical portrayal of the true intentions of the Turkish-Hamas 'love boat' captain, crew and passengers.

Beginning Friday night, viewers who tried to watch the video at its original link were greeted by a message stating that “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc.”

The removal was first discovered by journalist Caroline Glick, who edits the Hebrew language Latma website, which originated the video. According to Youtube, the video violated the copyright of the companies that own the rights to the “We Are the World” video, produced in the 1980s to raise money for hunger in Africa.
While it's true that the copyright to 'We Are the World' is owned by Warner/Chappell, says Glick, 'Copyright experts told us that we were within our rights to use the song because we did so in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine.'

While it's true that the copyright to “We Are the World” is owned by Warner/Chappell, says Glick, “Copyright experts we advised with before posting the song told us in no uncertain terms that we were within our rights to use the song because we did so in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine. The Fair Use Doctrine stipulates that it is legal and permissible to use copyrighted material under the fair use doctrine for purposes of parody,” she wrote.

According to the U.S. Copyright Office, “the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair [could include] criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.” Considering that the video was satire produced for educational purposes, and was distributed for free, there is no reason the Fair Use doctrine should not be applied to the video, she wrote.
You can still find the video here...

2 Comments:

Blogger Powell lucas said...

This is just another reason why I don't have anything to do with any social networking site.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Just being honest said...

And PayPal has closed Pamela Geller's (AtlasShrugs) account for violation of their "acceptable use policy". What is it with these folks? Stealth jhihadists, spineless or just plain stupid?

8:32 AM  

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