As you may know, my edited version of the Richard Armitage segment of the Hobbit Press Conference was removed from YouTube under a copyright claim. However, I filed a counter-claim stating the following:
“Under the terms of fair usage this is only a brief excerpt of a news event posted for noncommercial, nonprofit educational purposes. It is a small portion of the whole using no more of the original than necessary for the video’s purpose and it does not affect the monetary value of the original work.”
There was a 300 character limit including spaces, hence its brevity. I felt justified in my counter-claim as it was within the law. Here is a precedent:
Yesterday I was emailed the following message:
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we’ve completed processing your counter-notification regarding your video:
This content has been restored and your account will not be penalized.
The YouTube Team
I am delighted to have the video restored since the YouTube link was posted on many sites that were unaware that I had found a new host. I’d like to thank everyone who helped get the word out about the new location of the video. This incident helped give birth to my little blog too!
If you feel like watching the lovely bearded Richard Armitage Q&A again, here it is back on YouTube: