Recently we published the video Top 10 ? Climate Change Movies ?, including a 46 seconds segment with content from the official Interstellar trailers. Research and content editing took around a week. However, while some content owners granted usage (some still pending), the YouTube account
responsible for copyright of Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures claimed copyright and monetization of the entire 10 minutes video.
Part why we are able to publish content on YouTube, often with extensive research and editing involved, is because of monetization. While we could proceed with disputing the copyright claim by Warner Bros. & Paramount Pictures on grounds of fair use, we decided to take the video down, wait until all disputes are resolved – then reupload a version without content from rights holders who do not respect fair usage, and do not support climate awareness.
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