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Poster: zerodrakken Date: Aug 5, 2016 5:40pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Someone is attacking Warning From Space

I got a full-on copyright takedown notice and strike on YouTube from uryu-h@kadokawa.jp for our (riffed) copy of Warning From Space. I then checked and found several other copies of the movie on YouTube were also pulled by the same person doing a manual purge.

So... I have come here to double-check just to make sure I'm not insane. Can someone who is skilled at the research side of things double check this? I see you still have many, many copies of it up. And before you ask, we were using the AITV english dub

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Poster: oldbones Date: Aug 6, 2016 7:53am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Someone is attacking Warning From Space

Disclaimer....my skills, (if any) at research are very much open to debate! Having said that, here are a few thoughts. Even if you have an original copy of the movie, the following may apply. I am assuming that you are talking about the 1956 movie and not any of the tv episodes. 1) It is a foreign film and could have been Gatt'ed. 2) The english language dub could have been copyrighted. 3) If closed captioned that would be reason to copyright. 4) Additional new audio/video would also be reason to copyright. 5) I found several instances of copyright transfer in the USCO database, the latest being 2008. The last one may be completely valid. 6) This person may be trying to pull a fast one. 7) I can't find that this film was ever released in the US.
This post was modified by oldbones on 2016-08-06 14:53:43

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Aug 6, 2016 3:25am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Someone is attacking Warning From Space

I don’t think it’s just a problem with Warning From Space. I received a takedown notice today from YouTube about a clip I posted from the Mystery Science Theater version of Gamera vs Guiron. The company behind it is given as 株式会社KADOKAWA. I’ve posted clips from other TV shows and this was my first strike.
This post was modified by billbarstad on 2016-08-06 10:25:16

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Poster: oldbones Date: Aug 6, 2016 7:50am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Someone is attacking Warning From Space

Bill....some of what I mentioned to zerodrakken could very well apply to your situation also.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Aug 6, 2016 7:53am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Someone is attacking Warning From Space

Possibly. What I posted was just a short clip, which I assumed would be covered by the fair use doctrine. Oh well.