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Virtual Legality Episode 227

Last of Us Copyright Claim Finale: Sony Surrenders

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The saga of Sony and Naughty Dog's "Last of Us Part II" DMCA takedown and copyright claim extravaganza comes to an end as Sony and Muso Limited (its copyright strike proxy) propose a settlement with the affected YouTube content creators.

What are the terms of the proposed settlement?

Why do I characterize this move as a surrender by Sony?

How might the affected YouTubers decide to be cheeky with respect to Sony's request?

And what of the claim that started it all, that Geeks and Gamers had a live-stream struck which included no leaked materials?

Just because it's over doesn't make it right...in Virtual Legality.

(DON'T GET CHEEKY SONY) - Thumbnail/Video Screenshot from:
“The Last of Us Part II | Release Date Reveal Trailer | PS4”
YouTube Video – September 24, 2019 – PlayStation Europe
https://youtu.be/XvG-EpPoCCA

#TheLastOfUs #Copyright #Takedown


Discussed in this episode:

"Sony’s New Strategy? Have YouTube Run Out the Clock (VL224)"
YouTube Video - May 14, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/VtWQ-1Ttodc

"Naughty Dog RESPONDS To The Strike Against My Channel"
YouTube Video - May 16, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/WWvtEONwtm8

"Sony, Muso, and Angry Joe: Last of Us Leak Legalities (Pt. 5) (VL221)"
YouTube Video - May 11, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/xSIIye34tX4

"Sony / Naughty Dog Reach Out To Make An Offer | Will My Last Of Us 2 Strikes Go Away?!?"
YouTube Video - May 16, 2020 - Ryan Kinel - RK Outpost
https://youtu.be/pcwKNy7XPn8

"Is Sony Illegally Using the DMCA to Muzzle Last of Us Leaks? (VL215)"
YouTube Video - April 30, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/xMIOZEMKXVU

"Last of Us Leaks: Counters, Fair Use, and Unpublished Works (VL217)"
YouTube Video - May 4, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/NzNHDz_ys5s

"Precedent Lost: Why Encourage Settlement, and Why Permit Non-party Involvement in Settlements?"
Notre Dame Law Review (Vol. 75:1) (1999) - Leandra Lederman
https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1548&context=facpub

"Linking to Copyrighted Materials"
Digital Media Law Project Website
https://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/linking-copyrighted-materials

Tarintino v Gawker
CV 14-603-JFW (APril 22, 2014)
https://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/media/00041943.pdf

"I'm still waiting for you to respond"
Image attached to Tweet - May 16, 2020 - Jeremy Prime (@DDayCobra)
https://twitter.com/DDayCobra/status/1261770450528604160

"Dear Geeks+Gamers"
Image attached to Tweet - May 18, 2020 - Jeremy Prime (@DDayCobra)
https://twitter.com/DDayCobra/status/1262304707609051136


"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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