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[–] DemonFacer 0 points 163 points (+163|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm not sure which one is worse:

'“Our NGO has just received a DMCA notice for a video we produced in 2006 entitled ‘Pixels’,'” the group told Vimeo this week."

or

"‘Pixels’ is a 2010 award-winning short film created by Patrick Jean. Its tagline “8Bit creatures are invading New York City” only tells half the story of this extremely cool short movie. It’s now wiped out on Vimeo.."

Fuck Columbia for destroying true art with their unoriginal, shit-tier movies and bogus copyright claims. I'll pirate just in spite.

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[–] HowieCameUnglued 0 points 67 points (+67|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Now I want to watch that short film it sounds awesome.

Edit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ugV6cLgwomo

Edit 2: That was as awesome as promised! Holy shit that Tetris part.

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[–] Phekka 0 points 43 points (+43|-0) ago 

So the creator of this short has a claim against Columbia, right? Their movie "Pixels" has almost no differences from this short, is clearly a copy of his intellectual whatever, and is obvious, blatant copyright infringement.

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[–] Ddraig 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

404 error message on that link.

Edit: here's a working one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUnyUrA34bQ

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[–] Cantbebothered 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Wait, so ... columbia pictures DMCAed a short that they were blatantly plagiarizing and, not to mention, that they were committing what I have to assume is trademark infringement against ... just ... fuck all the large hollywood studios out there, and fuck the MPAA with every blunt object within reach.

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[–] Marble68 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I am going to do my part to streisand the shit out of this.

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[–] crysys 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Don't even pirate this tripe. It isn't worth the bits. Lets just all pretend it never existed.

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[–] IShouldNotTalk 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I was forced to watch Pixels in the theater because of my kids, the Columbia release even states it was inspired by the short in the closing credits. The Adam Sandler movie is an unwatchable turd bomb for anyone wondering, just god awful cinema.

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[–] Rakah 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

the film isn't even worth pirating

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[–] Kabuthunk 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Wise words, you see to what end they're traveling.

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[–] LoyalSol 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I am starting to think there needs to be a penalty for filing a false copyright claim. Maybe give it some leeway in areas where it is ambiguous, but in cases like filing a claim when it was pretty clear the person filing the claim had no right to there needs to be some kind of punishment for doing so.

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[–] AnarchoElk 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I agree whole heartedly. If you're going to make frivolous false accusations negatively affecting others and wasting everyone involved's time, you need to pay for that time and for that negative effect.

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[–] Koliup 1 points 71 points (+72|-1) ago 

I call this work of art: "A Glimpse of Daily Life Under TPP and SOPA."

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[–] AtheistComic 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

My new projects will not be named. My followers can check them out.

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[–] am 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Uhhh... Vimeo is obeying the law. They legally have to do this. The DMCA isn't an evil law either. It's what lets YouTube avoid lawsuits and safely host all those nice copyrighted songs and videos that neither you nor I watch several times a day.

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[–] crysys 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Indeed, I keep seeing these two issues being smeared into one in these discussions. Wrong or not, DMCA is law and the video sites have to respond to a notification. They can not conceivably inspect each and every notice they get for validity so they automatically pull anything that receives a notice.

The DMCA notice is filed under penalty of perjury. At some point someone is going to have to sue the companies that continue to file false DMCA notices if anything is ever going to change.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The DMCA isn't an evil law either.

Yes, it is. It forces people to act on even fraudulent takedown notices without verification. It's anti-circumvention clause makes it technically illegal to bypass functionality harming DRM in productions you buy

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[–] Balrogic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bogus DMCA takedowns are unlawful. According to the DMCA.

TL;DR - Fuck you.

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[–] SeraCharm 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There are plenty of non-us video hosting sites, But they aren't in English and because they don't aim serve the Western market these websites load really slow outside of Asia.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The actual problem here is it's all automated on both sides, and they don't have software to verify images.

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[–] ChairmanCongFuckPao 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

We are closer to that Futurama episode where the word 'mom' was trademarked.

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[–] rothx 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] whatdoido 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Did you read the article? He tried to trademark "you're fired" but the request was refused.

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[–] fat_pony 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Amazon got a patent for their "one click shopping". Shit has been out of hand for a long time.

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[–] thepizzaelemental 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

The DMCA is horrifying in so many ways. So little is asked for from the entity filing these claims and so much is expected of the targets. It's so badly biased against the alleged infringers that I'm shocked it still hasn't been found unconstitutional.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Copyright allowed for fair use far before the DMCA. There is basically nothing good about it

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[–] mcseanerson 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

They had the short the film was based on taken down eve. Damn, they are stupid.

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[–] mcseanerson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ooo, I'll push you over the edge. Did you hear they're remaking Jumanji?

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[–] pm_me_ur_naughties 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Why can't the copyright dates be used to determine if there's a legitimate issue? Columbia's turd movie is 2015, and they're removing video that is years older? It doesn't take a lot of brainpower to figure this out.

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