all kinds of stuff
all kinds of stuff:
"WARNER BROS. CARTOONS HATES THEIR FANS!"
This is from John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren and Stimpy. He has been showing old R and S cartoons, linked to his blogger site, and received notice that Warner is forcing YouTube to pull the clips. Warner does not seem to notice that this is a site that will market their products, as boingboing points out.
I just sent this email to Youtube.
To whom it may concern,
I just received this and other notices from you:
"This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Warner Brothers Entertainment claiming that this material is infringing:
Eatin' On The Cuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDRxe9NZWwg"
These cartoon clips I post do nothing but promote Warner Bros. (and other cartoons). They don't compete with Warners. People who discover the cartoons on my and other fan sites will want torun out and buy high rez copies of them on DVD.
Warner Bros. even advertises on my site to sell Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes related merchandise!
My blog and the blogs I link to are the best advertisements for old cartoons in the world.
While Warner Bros. stops promoting their own great properties by taking the cartoons off of the TV networks, the only way left for young fans to discover these classsic films is through Youtube and our fan blogs.
My blog is historical and educational content so is also covered by "fair use" protection.
I urge you to do the smart and right thing by restoring the low rez clips on Youtube and giving Warners back its free publicity and letting the world know more about their great historical legacy.
Do not bury Bugs Bunny and his pals.