YouTuber "MxR Plays" was not the first to be served with a"Notice of Settlement Fees" from viral video licensor Jukin Media, and it certainly looks like they won't be the last.
Now, YouTuber Tyrone Magnus has come forward in his video "Jukin Media Did It to Me Too!" to claim that one of his videos has been struck (not claimed) by Jukin.
Mr. Magnus claims that the video he made was clear commentary on top of a parody created by fellow YouTuber Tony Baker Comedy?
Will that matter?
And how does the language of the DMCA and the case of Lenz v. Universal Music combine to create perverse incentives for both copyright holders and YouTube?
We hope our analysis isn't seen as parody...in Virtual Legality.
#TyroneMagnus #JukinMedia #MxR
Discussed in this episode:
"YouTube’s “MxR Plays”: Fair Use, Extortion, and the Muddy Middle of Copyright (VL155)"
YouTube Video - January 10, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Jukin Media Did It To Me Too!"
YouTube Video - January 15, 2020 - Tyrone Magnus
"Feed the Cat! (Official Tony Baker Voice Over Compilation)"
YouTube Video - June 5, 2018 - Tony Baker Comedy
"Try Not To Laugh - AL BUNDY GREATEST HITS/// MARRIED WITH CHILDREN - Reaction!"
YouTube Video - December 28, 2019 - Tyrone Magnus
"More Information on Fair Use"
US Copyright Office Website
"EQUALS THREE, LLC v. JUKIN MEDIA, INC."
139 F.Supp.3d 1094
"Limitations on liability relating to material online"
17 USC 512 (the DMCA)
Lenz v Universal Music
801 F.3d 1126 (9th Cir. 2015)
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