The world of YouTube contains everything from your favorite lawyer's legal analysis to your favorite personality's...viewing of television episodes. But in each case, the nature of YouTube and copyright law depends on the application of the fair use doctrine. And some uses are clearly more "fair" than others.
Join us as we dive into a discussion of video reaction channels, precipitated by what appears to have been some Sony-esque DMCA usage by a YouTube Channel known as "Suzy Lu".
With a Hat Tip to Rachael Messer at the Rachael Messer Gaming Channel (links below) for prompting us to discuss the issue.
Reaction channels probably shouldn't be asking for increased DMCA scrutiny...in Virtual Legality.
#SuzyLu #FairUse #DMCA
Discussed in this episode:
"Anime Voice Actor/ The Suzy Lu Issue"
YouTube Video - May 6, 2020 - Rachael Messer Gaming
"I would love to see [Hoeg Law] cover the anime reactions, suzy lu, and the striking of channels."
Tweet - May 8, 2020 - Rachael Messer (Home Studio) (@rachaelmesser)
"Anime Voice Actor/ Suzy Lu Part 2"
YouTube Video - May 12, 2020 - Rachael Messer Gaming
"Kakashi Chronicles 😢 - Boys' Life on the Battlefield - Part 2 | Suzy Lu Reacts"
YouTube Video - April 27, 2020 - Suzy Lu
"Last of Us Leak Legalities"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Exclusive rights in copyrighted works"
17 USC 106
"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
"YouTube’s “MxR Plays”: Fair Use, Extortion, and the Muddy Middle of Copyright (VL155)"
YouTube Video - January 10, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"More Information on Fair Use"
US Copyright Office Webpage
"HOSSEINZADEH v. KLEIN"
276 F. Supp. 3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017)
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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