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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old 02-14-2019, 08:49 AM - Thread Starter
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[Various] [Updated 2] Vox Media Goes After YouTubers That Mocked The Verge PC Build Video

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Vox Media is leveraging copyright strikes against YouTube channels that mocked The Verge's infamous PC build video. The company has allegedly manually filed a copyright strike against Kyle of Bitwit for creating a parody video of The Verge PC build video. WCCFTECH says that this will create the Streisand Effect "whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the internet." It is obvious that a parody is considered "fair use" so more than likely Vox Media will lose the case. But not before reminding the entire tech industry how bad that PC build video really was.
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Original source: https://twitter.com/bitwitkyle/statu...78571244879872





I had already mostly forgotten about it, since the video is from September of last year. Now it seems that they wanted to quietly rewrite history when the spotlight wasn't on it. Well, welcome to the Streisand effect, now it's under the spotlight again.

Here are a few more videos that may eventually get taken down and one extra at the end where one already was:








3 updates:

1. Here is one more news source: https://www.techspot.com/news/78757-...rrible-pc.html
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Facepalm: Highlights from the ill-fated tutorial include installing the RAM in the wrong slots, using thermal paste and a pre-applied thermal pad, leaving a screw off the CPU cooler, calling zip ties tweezers and demonstrating terrible cable management. And that's just scratching the surface.

The Verge, one of the larger technology news sites on the Internet, published a video last September detailing how to build a $2,000 custom gaming PC. While the production value was decent, the overall feel of the tutorial was cringe-worthy and much of the information presented was flat out wrong or misleading.


2. Jayz made a video about it, explaining what options Vox media had and how DMCA works and is abused:



3. YouTube sided with Kyle and the video has been reinstated: https://twitter.com/bitwitkyle/statu...41247124963331






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Steve from GN has also made a video about it:



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Best news I've seen all week. I do enjoy seeing karma at work, and large faceless organisations being ridiculed for their mistakes all over again.

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So now they have something stupid to make videos about. Sounds like it worked out for them.
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Wonder why they waited till months after the fact. The mocking videos were littering youtube immediately after their "fail build" video went up. Why not try and do damage control right away?

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I skimmed through the video. The majority of the video is primarily the original video from the Verge with Kyle's face inset in the corner. That doesn't fall under Fair Use, or rather, if it does, it's going to be a LOT harder to prove. Most of Kyle's contributions seem to be riffing on the Verge's video. He'd need to prove that it is in fact a transformative work, but it's trash-tier parody and/or commentary at best. There actually is a case for copyright infringement here, as is the case with the vast majority of reaction videos.

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Quote: Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post
I skimmed through the video. The majority of the video is primarily the original video from the Verge with Kyle's face inset in the corner. That doesn't fall under Fair Use, or rather, if it does, it's going to be a LOT harder to prove. Most of Kyle's contributions seem to be riffing on the Verge's video. He'd need to prove that it is in fact a transformative work, but it's trash-tier parody and/or commentary at best. There actually is a case for copyright infringement here, as is the case with the vast majority of reaction videos.
Youtube rulled in Kyle's favor: https://twitter.com/bitwitkyle/statu...41247124963331
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Quote: Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post
I skimmed through the video. The majority of the video is primarily the original video from the Verge with Kyle's face inset in the corner. That doesn't fall under Fair Use, or rather, if it does, it's going to be a LOT harder to prove. Most of Kyle's contributions seem to be riffing on the Verge's video. He'd need to prove that it is in fact a transformative work, but it's trash-tier parody and/or commentary at best. There actually is a case for copyright infringement here, as is the case with the vast majority of reaction videos.
Still parody, thus still Fair Use.

I really do not believe there is any case for copyright infringement here.

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Quote: Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post
I skimmed through the video. The majority of the video is primarily the original video from the Verge with Kyle's face inset in the corner. That doesn't fall under Fair Use, or rather, if it does, it's going to be a LOT harder to prove. Most of Kyle's contributions seem to be riffing on the Verge's video. He'd need to prove that it is in fact a transformative work, but it's trash-tier parody and/or commentary at best. There actually is a case for copyright infringement here, as is the case with the vast majority of reaction videos.

If passive commentary (usually under the form of parody) of what is essentially a full, unedited work were copyright infringement, then how could things like Mystery Science Theater 3000 exist? (I'm no fan of it, just old enough to remember it and have seen it on TV a long time ago.)

That isn't a rhetorical question, but a serious one. I would imagine that maybe the creators of that show got permission, I also recall that most of the movies they parodied were extremely old (maybe the studios that made them no longer existed).

Still, commenting on a full work while including it is something that has been done basically since the dawn of time (or Western Civilization) as far as I know- I'm pretty sure there's a rich history of this in literature. Didn't a lot of philosophers do full commentaries on things like Homer? What is worse: including parts of the material, which can then be quoted out of context and used to argue points that are the exact opposite of what the original work says, with no way of telling from the commentary... or the full thing?

I agree with the other people, this causes a "chilling effect" and stifles free speech, and it is always the big guy (e.g. media conglomerates) going after small folk, never the other way around. And I have nothing against the free press or media, being extremely liberal myself, but this is a dangerous precedent. That's enough political stuff though, don't want to get an "infringement" here. >.>

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This is my first exposure to the video. The entire office knows I was watching a video now because I spit up my drink and laughed after a coughing fit. So thank you OP....

I wonder if the video creator is considering trying Liquid Metal on his next thermal application due to his unusually high CPU temps...
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