Now you know me as Dirty Spaceman, yeah!
October 23, 2011 10:53 AM Subscribe
posted by jeffburdges (24 comments total)
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's parody video Dirty Spaceman
has been removed by YouTube following a DMCA takedown request by Universal Music Group
In theory, parody
is protected under "fair use"
, but defining fair use is costly in court, and the 9th Circuit Court has weakened the defense
when they denied fair use protection to the Dr. Seuss O.J. Murder Trial
parodies Check It Out
by Nicki Minaj and will.i.am, who also appears in BLR's Everybody Poops
parodying the Black Eyed Peas.
There isn't much information about whether any of BLR's other videos have takedown requests pending against them, but presumably the music videos are all vulnerable. His recent video Morning Dew
depends upon three different original source videos, for example.
I would assume that BLR's videos of American presidential candidates are safe however. Oh, Michele Bachmann apparently loves her bad lip reading video
In an interview
with Rolling Stone, BLR explains that his mother's deafness is origin of his interest ing lipreading and his describes his production process, noting that his improving skill at lip reading has started causing some problems.