Posted On:8/31/2009 11:14am
Sifu Och posted on this website at one point, so you may want to contact him directly.
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Posted On:8/31/2009 11:22am
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)
More like SifuItch.
Why would I contact him? He's a little girl who ran crying to Mommy YouTube because he couldn't handle a good-natured ribbing. His character is evident, so dealing with him directly wouldn't accomplish anything other than to turn the situation from good, to bad-natured.
Slipping coal into stockings with a little sumptin for mom.
Posted On:8/31/2009 11:27am
Style: Rehab Fu
Originally Posted by danniboi07
He may actually have a point about copyright infringement, but I don't think he should be employing it. To get around it, Phrost might have to cite where he got the video.
It doesn't matter whether his material is copyrighted. This is straight up parody and there is strong protection for satire and parody under fair use.
(this legal opinion is worth exactly what you paid for it)
Posted On:8/31/2009 11:35am
PDS Rifles Style: Univ. Florida Kickboxing
Parody is a legal defense for a lot of things. Getting some attorneys to work on this is the best way to handle this IMO. A letter might take care of it, or it might not. But a lawsuit will definitely take care of it, but who can afford that??
Posted On:8/31/2009 11:38am
Style: comparison shopping
I can't understand what this says. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_...r-Notification but it may be the key.
Posted On:8/31/2009 11:51am
Style: Judo & BJJ
This goes over the basics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_...Limitation_Act
Even if he has a valid copyright, there are a number of defenses that may apply (fair use, in particular). Frankly, it may come down to whether he's willing to sue you. In that vein, putting up additional copies of the supposedly infringing material yourself wouldn't be a good idea.
I don't practice in this area (I'm a patent attorney) and don't take this as legal advice. You should talk to your lawyer.
Posted On:8/31/2009 11:53am
I didn't get any DMCA information from them at all so I can't exactly file a counter notice. In fact, I didn't even get a suspension email, just that one about the video making fun of Captain Foom being disabled.
Posted On:8/31/2009 11:55am
Has Sam taken a crack at this one, yet? When does the Copyright statute overtake First Amendment? There has to be a door here somewhere.
Posted On:8/31/2009 11:58am
Sam's overworked and (completely) underpaid as it is. He's running down Bobby Joe Blythe info.
Posted On:8/31/2009 12:15pm
not my area of practice, but it's my understanding that to enforce a copyright, one must first register the copyright with the Library of Congress. As a result, that whole notice thing hasn't really started yet.
Right now, we're just talking plain old contract law - the contract between you and YouTube.
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