posted on Sep, 4 2014 @ 09:21 AM
has recently been posting some amusing hoax-exposing videos on his Youtube channel and on Vimeo, but
unfortunately they just have been removed due to copyright complaints - apparently by the users that posted the hoaxed UFO videos he exposed.
I suppose, sadly, that's one way for hoaxers to avoid criticism (unless the "fair use" rule is applied by Youtube/Vimeo to protect the relevant
criticism/parodies, which may be a bit optimistic).
Anyway, I've just posted a brief message of support/appreciation to "UFO Theater" on his Facebook page at the link below:
"UFOTheater" describes the copyright claims made against his videos on his website
That website includes various relevant blog articles, including this one:
I’m currently engaged in a chess match with UFO hoaxers, who appear to be displeased with the way they’re being portrayed by UFO Theater. In order
to keep their handiwork from being debunked, they’ve used the only means available to them: claim copyright infringement. In doing so, they’re
activating video host’s reflexive response to have the video removed while the dispute is resolved. They’ve pursued the issue with Youtube and
It’s difficult to predict what either Youtube or Vimeo will do with the claims, which I’ve rebutted by explaining how inclusion of the hoaxer’s
video is Fair Use, for purposes of education, criticism, and parody. These services have no obligation to rely on U.S. copyright law, and can follow
their own rules. Secureteam 10 made a copyright complaint that I was able to see from channel creator Tyler Glockner, in which he asserted I simply
re-uploaded his entire video. What? I’m not sure how that can be allowed to stand, being that it’s patently false, and the fact that most of the
video was footage from the International Space Station feed (NASA footage is public domain) to which he added a flying saucer. A day later the entire
UFO Theater channel and account was taken down without notice, citing “multiple copyright violations” without providing me with the additional
complaints or who made them. I’ve been judged guilty and sentenced without having the charges explained, the benefit of a trial, or being able to
face my accuser(s).
UFO Theater's website also includes a "black list" of relevant Youtube channels:
I find UFO video hoaxers apparently using copyright claims to stifle criticism to be, well, remarkably unimpressive.
Unlike some members of ATS, I don't have a problem with CGI/compositing enthusiasts creating hoaxed UFO videos, but I prefer to see such individuals
own up after having had a bit of fun. I certainly don't like seeing them apparently seeking to prevent flaws in their work being pointed
edit on 4-9-2014 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)