YouTube Rivals Wrap Up Trial Over What's A Fair Use Parody
Law360, Los Angeles (March 2, 2016, 11:07 PM EST) -- The producers of a YouTube web-series poking "crass" fun at viral Internet videos told a California jury during closing statements Wednesday their videos are fair use-protected parodies, so they shouldn't have to pay license fees demanded by a rival whose content they used.
Thomas Vidal of Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson LLP, representing plaintiff Equals Three LLC, which produces a YouTube channel that ridicules other people's home videos, said Wednesday that competitor Jukin Media Inc. was "very afraid" of a verdict that their videos are parodies, a permitted use of copyrighted material, because other companies currently paying Jukin for the viral videos...
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