Free at last, free at last…

Thanks to the Copyright Team at YouTube for getting into the spirit of Martin Luther King Day, and agreeing to temporarily reinstate my account while my counterclaim against INA over the fair use of “…And God Created Woman” is under review.  And thank you EVERYONE for your emails and messages of support, and for those who wrote about my ordeal on their respective websites. The publicity surrounding this mess had everything to do with YouTube contacting me last Friday and offering guidance on what steps I needed to take to get my account back online (at the time I didn’t know how I could still file a counterclaim despite that I was shut out of my account).

This has been a very educational experience and I hope to blog about it after I catch up on jet-lag recovery sleep. In the meantime, here is the video that got me into trouble, now viewable courtesy of Veoh. Happy MLK Day, and Happy Inaguration Day, and Happy Brigitte Bardot!


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Author: alsolikelife

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  • http://oscarvations.blogspot.com/ Greg

    Congrats! People, I suggest we all have a Shooting Down Pictures marathon to celebrate!

  • http://filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.com Catherine Grant

    Yippee! (For now)

  • http://www.directorama.net Peet Gelderblom

    You're this week's guest star in Directorama, Kevin:
    http://www.directorama.net/2009/01/19/sneezing-

  • http://subtitlestocinema.wordpress.com Karsten

    i'm glad to hear that a dialogue has begun with you and YouTube/INA. Hopefully, your case might be an important lesson for everyone involved.

    And that was wonderful essay, as well! Haven't seen Vadim's film, but now I was more than intrigued to seek it out. (See, INA? This video is criticism which also promotes the film's existence, and thus leads to a new audience – big or small should not matter.)

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  • fredbolton

    Congratulations! I think everybody should learn something about that.
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