Buffy vs Edward creator's fair use dispute with Lionsgate. Jonathan McIntosh writes about his ongoing dispute with Lionsgate, who recently filed DMCA complaints against his work.
Buffy vs Edward was taken down by YouTube's Content ID System due to copyright claims by Lionsgate, who became the owner of the Twilight franchise in 2012. At first they used the DMCA process to monetize the video, and when McIntosh disputed the claim, the video was removed entirely and a copyright strike was placed on his account. McIntosh - a regular lecturer on the doctrine of fair use - was then forced to attend YouTube's "copyright school" in order to regain access to the account and place a counter-notification on the video, which is still pending.
January 10 2013
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