We dive in to answer comments and questions about our look at Jukin Media's "request for settlement" from YouTuber "MxR Plays".
"YouTube’s “MxR Plays”: Fair Use, Extortion, and the Muddy Middle of Copyright (VL155)"
When YouTuber "MxR Plays" was served with a $6,000 "Notice of Settlement Fees" from viral video licensor Jukin Media, they (and others) immediately called the notice "extortion".
What are MxR accused of? Why did Jukin pick them to send their letter to? How did Jukin arrive at that $6,000 ($1,500 per clip) amount?
How does the law of Copyright describe infringement? How does the concept of Fair Use serve as a defense? How does the court determine when either will apply?
And how and when can the threat of a lawsuit be deemed extortionate?
We've got a lot to cover.
We're always balancing factors...in Virtual Legality.
#MxRPlays #JukinMedia #FairUse
Discussed in this LIVE episode:
"We're being extorted for all our money and we don't know what to do anymore"
YouTube Video - January 9, 2020 - MxR Plays
"Here are the charges Jukin media gave me."
Tweet - January 9, 2020 - @mmoxreview
"More Information on Fair Use"
US Copyright Office Website
"EQUALS THREE, LLC v. JUKIN MEDIA, INC."
139 F.Supp.3d 1094 (2015)
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