January 26, 2009
Warner Music takes down Moosebutter
It seems Warner Music has forced YouTube to remove the highly popular Stars Wars parody video with Corey Videl and Moosebutter. Techdirt blog comments:-
"It's extremely difficult to see how Warner Music has the slightest claim here. The song is written and performed by Moosebutter, while the video was done by Corey, and while the song does use some melodies from John Williams songs, I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone familiar with copyright law (other than, of course, entertainment industry IP lawyers) who doesn't think the song is pretty clear fair use. It's transformative, not derivative. It's a parody. It doesn't harm the commercial value of the original works. Moosebutter is also confused as to why it was just Corey's video taken down, when many others use the song as well" Read more.
Posted by acapnews at January 26, 2009 10:40 PM
Seems to me a case of jealousy and sour grapes on Warner's part.
Posted by: Chad at February 4, 2009 7:48 AM