Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Fair use question of the day
Overthinkingit's deconstruction of Call Me Maybe, originally blocked on YouTube. Maybe young Harvard guys are more acceptable than Foucault? In comments, Fred von Lohmann speculates (disclaiming any specific knowledge) that perhaps Overthinkingit made use of YouTube's dispute resolution mechanism, but that would still leave the interesting question of why a stop-start rendition interspersed with commentary, which clearly couldn't function as a replacement for the official video, needed to use the dispute resolution mechanism when, for all that I can tell, the lipsyncing Harvard guys never did. One possibility is that even with the commentary the use of some clips of the official video triggered an automatic filter because of the sound/video match.