Wednesday, February 04, 2009

EFF seeking to help remix artists on YouTube

YouTube's content screening has gotten more aggressive of late, barring a number of remixes with strong fair use claims. Individual creators can be nervous about using YT's protest mechanism. The EFF is looking for remix creators who want help using YT to disseminate their work and are willing to think about asserting fair use: "If Warner Music Group took down your video, ask yourself if your video is (1) noncommercial (i.e., no commercial advertisements or YouTube Partner videos) and (2) includes substantial original material contributed by you (i.e., no verbatim copies of Warner music videos). If so, and you'd like to counternotice but are afraid of getting sued, we'd like to hear from you. We can't promise to take every case, but neither will we stand by and watch semi-automated takedowns trample fair use."

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