INA v. Lee

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Correspondence

Date: 

01/12/2009

Status: 

Pending

Location: 

Disposition: 

Material Removed
Material Reinstated

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
Film commentator Kevin B. Lee posted some of his critical video essays on YouTube.  Lee's essays contain clips from the films he is reviewing. After receiving a DMCA takedown notice from the rightsholder to the film "And God Created Woman" (designated "INA"... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Kevin B. Lee

Type of Party: 

Organization

Type of Party: 

Individual
Description

Film commentator Kevin B. Lee posted some of his critical video essays on YouTube.  Lee's essays contain clips from the films he is reviewing. After receiving a DMCA takedown notice from the rightsholder to the film "And God Created Woman" (designated "INA" in one of Lee's posts about the takedown),  YouTube disabled access to the video and subsequently disabled his entire account (this was the third such takedown notice).  Lee filed a DMCA counter-notice with YouTube, claiming that his video essays are proteced by fair use.  YouTube temporarily reinstated Lee's account pending further action by the rightsholder.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Video

Publication Medium: 

Website

Subject Area: 

  • Copyright
  • Fair Use
  • DMCA
Court Information & Documents

Source of Law: 

  • United States
CMLP Information (Private)

Priority: 

1-High

Threat Source: 

Google Blogs

CMLP Notes: 

Note: We should continue to monitor Kevin's blog (alsolikelife.com/shooting) to see what the ultimate resolution is.  At this time, his account has been temporarily reinstated while YouTube reviews the counterclaim.