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Fair Use Disclaimer Against SOPA

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Well if SOPA does get past all we can try to do is cover our asses as best we can. Hopefully this can help.

FAIR USE DISCLAIMER

    This video presentation uses copyrighted materials legally under the previsions of
Title 17 of the United States code, Chapter 1, Section 107 Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use which states,
"...for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright."

    This video is a review(criticism) and comment series based completely out of opinion by myself, Todd Knight (Your name/alias here). I may also use clips to "Teach" and demonstrate. All clips and tracks used for "comments, criticism, or teaching" will be labeled as such and will be credited to their respected Authors.

Post: They can try to shut us down with vaguely worded trash and we can protect ourselves the same way. Comment is so vague you can label you clips of comedy as "comment" and it will still be valid. Hopefully,

Semper Fi

Cpl T. "Outcast" Knight

Critical Marine

Comments

  • Quett
    Quett Thursday, 17 November 2011

    I'm hoping that SOPA will be an issue that will bring together people on both sides of the fence. I've heard people blame the R's for this one, but I've one of them and I threw up a little when I read about it. This seems very much like a Big Guys vs the People thing and not really a matter of left or right. Tell me if I'm wrong, cause I could be.

    Bi-partisan nerds of the world unite!

  • Positive Troll
    Positive Troll Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Hi Critical_Marine. That's a nice idea, my friend, but if that bill passes, we won't have the opportunity to use the disclaimer as they're gonna shut down all the sites that have reviews in them instead of the individual reviews in them. Let's all hope and pray(if you're inclined) that the motion fails as it's composed of FAIL in a big way. Peace.

  • Sir Shockwave
    Sir Shockwave Thursday, 17 November 2011

    I'm with PT on this one, but for only vaguely related reasons.

    However, I don't think it's going to pass - sites like YouTube and MAYBE TGWTG HAVE to oppose the bill because it all but removes their revenue. So in short, we're going to have some real super heavy weight lawyers tearing this bill a new one - it's only marginal that this bill has a chance of getting past.

  • Positive Troll
    Positive Troll Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Hi Sir Shockwave. I hope you're right, my friend. In my 43 years of observation of U.S. Politics, however, anything really irrational, stupid, or completely against the wishes of the constituents has a more than 50% chance of getting passed in this country, historically speaking. Peace.

    P.S. I do believe it will be challenge-able in the Supreme Court for unconstitutional reasons if it does pass, however.

  • Sir Shockwave
    Sir Shockwave Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Hopefully it won't. However, since it affects quite a few buisnesses, I can forsee people like YouTube and other such sites hiring on some heavyweights.

    Having said that, from what little I know of the bill, it seems to be more targeted at sites like MegaVideo than little Bloggers nobody really reads X3

  • writrzblok
    writrzblok Thursday, 17 November 2011

    In my opinion, the Hollywood and governmental establishment want to make sure that all roads to success lead through them. In the old days, the rich, well known and established in the business would decide who'd be the most successful. But, that's only if you play ball with them. Nowadays, they'll probably say "Any son of a bitch with a camera thinks he's the next Spielberg or De Mille."

    So what if some do? What's wrong with people trying to be creative and put their work and their passions out there for other people to enjoy? The internet has provided people with endless alternatives to entertainment that these guys have no control over. And they despise it.

    So perhaps they turned to their pals in Washington and give them a spiel about how people keep downloading and using our hard work and we're not being paid for it. It's one thing if you pirate a movie wholesale and try to make money off of it. But, these are reviews! Without clips to show context or accentuate jokes, they lose a bit of their punch and it's just some guy sitting in front of a camera making fun of/reviewing a movie for half an hour.

  • Positive Troll
    Positive Troll Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Not to mention FREE FREAKING PUBLICITY FOR THE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL! These reviewers weren't paid by the owners of the material to give them the exposure they get from reviewers. Take The Room, for instance. A horrible film by any definition that would've died a quick death at the box office. Reviewers like Nostalgia Critic, Obscurus Lupa, Spoony and Cinema Snob turning it into a major Internet MEME very likely turned it into a cult classic! Are they rewarded for turning a cinematic piece of shit into a successful cult favorite? NO! They're attacked for copyright infringement! Hey Hollywood GET A CLUE YOU MORONS!!!!! AND BRING BACK FIREFLY AND CANCEL THE GOD-DAMNED SIMPSONS ALREADY!!!!! Peace.

  • richtv
    richtv Thursday, 17 November 2011

    What I don't get is, people have been doing this kind of thing for ages. How many times did you copy a tape for a friend, or let someone borrow a video? There is no way the entertainment industry can get every singe cent from people watching their programs, it's literally impossible. Years ago when the VCR came out the industry sued because people were recording programs and watching them, so obviously no one was getting the money for that. They lost of course, imagine if they had won? Every time I pop in a tape I would need to pay a royalty! They are just attacking the internet because it's a big fat easy target.

  • Zydrate
    Zydrate Thursday, 17 November 2011

    A while back I said that something like this would happen and that this golden age of the internet would eventually end. But I didn't think it would happen so soon. I like a lot of people are terrified of this bill, and I pray that if fails hard.

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