YouTube’s Nostalgia Critic offers an emergency crash course in fair use

Under the moniker The Nostalgia Critic, internet entertainer Doug Walker has been offering up his snarky, often sarcastic thoughts on movies through YouTube reviews for eight years, becoming a true fixture of the site with millions of views to his credit. Like many other content creators, Walker has monetized his videos and thus makes his living from his movie reviews. But, in order to review and discuss films properly, Walker occasionally needs to show brief excerpts from them. Under the doctrine of fair use, that should not be an issue.

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Stringerbell2161d ago

I've been watching some of the stories of these content creators its nuts how backwards Youtube's system is. If you have time to kill watch I hate Everything's debacle with 'Cool Cat Saves the Kids' it is hilarious and disturbing at the same time.

Also a while back I posted this:


Presumably to test the limits of SoundCloud’s removal software, D.J. Detweiler posted a “remix” of John Cage’s “4’33,” a conceptual piece that consists of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence. SoundCloud took Detweiler’s bait and did indeed remove the “4’33″ remix. Detweiler posted the below photo to Facebook:

We NEED fair use to be enforced its a damn shame it has come to this where people are literally being silenced by greedy corporations who ignore the law.