And now I see THIS after tapping on a link in my @Instagram notifications. Still the date of the post is wrong (I posted the original clip last night at 10:05pm NYC time, not 2:05–is IG headquartered in Hawaii or something?!?) and the copyright owner still is not listed. And as I said in an earlier post, this is #FairUse. I don’t need permission from Marvel studios to share a 30-ish second documentation of what my wife and I are doing on a Friday night in our own home. This almost feels like an invasion of privacy on top of an abridgment of my freedom of speech. The hell, guys? I’m just sharing a tiny part of my life that happens to involve enjoying copyrighted material. I don’t think Disney Studios is going to mind the free word-of-mouth advertising.

And now I see THIS after tapping on a link in my @Instagram notifications. Still the date of the post is wrong (I posted the original clip last night at 10:05pm NYC time, not 2:05–is IG headquartered in Hawaii or something?!?) and the copyright owner still is not listed. And as I said in an earlier post, this is #FairUse. I don’t need permission from Marvel studios to share a 30-ish second documentation of what my wife and I are doing on a Friday night in our own home. This almost feels like an invasion of privacy on top of an abridgment of my freedom of speech. The hell, guys? I’m just sharing a tiny part of my life that happens to involve enjoying copyrighted material. I don’t think Disney Studios is going to mind the free word-of-mouth advertising.

Meanwhile, #Tumblr has blocked the edited down, 18 second clip of Infinity War (see my previous post for more info) because they say it includes “adult content”! @MarkRuffalo with his shirt off acting panicky about Thanos coming to Earth is considered “adult content”?!? What’s even better is that in the email they say that if I feel they have made a mistake I can “Select “Appeal” on the post(s) in question to request a review.” except, when I tap the link on my phone, I am sent to a “Flagged posts” page where I see no “Appeal” button or link anywhere. What’s also amusing is how the other post on the “Flagged posts” page was a still photo of my wife’s hand on a raw turkey with the #MST3K logo showing on my old iPad 2 (taken on Thanksgiving). Why the hell was that flagged? It’s a naked turkey with a logo to one of my all time favorite TV shows in the background. You know, I used to post to YouTube a LOT but my videos started getting flagged and blocked by YT for micromanagement reasons (always without cause). I used to post to YT and to this day still post everywhere else because I simply enjoy creating and sharing content. I’m not in it for the hits, views, likes, and I certainly don’t get paid for it. I am really tired of these sites thinking they can get my content for free and then block me when they feel like it. I don’t create content on a whim. I don’t create content for them, I create it for me.

Meanwhile, #Tumblr has blocked the edited down, 18 second clip of Infinity War (see my previous post for more info) because they say it includes “adult content”! @MarkRuffalo with his shirt off acting panicky about Thanos coming to Earth is considered “adult content”?!? What’s even better is that in the email they say that if I feel they have made a mistake I can “Select “Appeal” on the post(s) in question to request a review.” except, when I tap the link on my phone, I am sent to a “Flagged posts” page where I see no “Appeal” button or link anywhere. What’s also amusing is how the other post on the “Flagged posts” page was a still photo of my wife’s hand on a raw turkey with the #MST3K logo showing on my old iPad 2 (taken on Thanksgiving). Why the hell was that flagged? It’s a naked turkey with a logo to one of my all time favorite TV shows in the background. You know, I used to post to YouTube a LOT but my videos started getting flagged and blocked by YT for micromanagement reasons (always without cause). I used to post to YT and to this day still post everywhere else because I simply enjoy creating and sharing content. I’m not in it for the hits, views, likes, and I certainly don’t get paid for it. I am really tired of these sites thinking they can get my content for free and then block me when they feel like it. I don’t create content on a whim. I don’t create content for them, I create it for me.

So for weeks now, I’ve been posting little clips featuring the title cards of the movies my wife and I have been watching that I shot on OUR TV. Last night at “7:5 PM,” @Instagram “removed” the 34 second clip of Infinity War I posted. Not only did they mistype the time, they didn’t actually remove the clip (just made it private) and as you can see in the screenshot, didn’t even include the copyright owner. I trimmed it down to 18 seconds and reposted it and apparently 18 seconds isn’t considered a copyright violation? Well, the full clip is not a copyright violation anyway—it’s used under what is called “#FairUse” in that I am documenting an event I am experiencing in my life (essentially, I am commenting on the movie). No profit is being made by me off of this video and no one is coming to #Instagram because of the clip. AKA no one is making money off of this clip. Instagram keeps getting less and less a service I want to take part in. Micromanaging videos I shoot of movies I am watching (not even entire scenes, just moments of them) ON MY ACTUAL TV is technically not a even a direct use of the copyrighted material. I’ve added to it by shooting it on my TV as I would watch it. As I said, in a documentary format. So tired of corporations telling me what content I can and can’t provide them for free. Meanwhile, the original clip is still on Facebook (!) and on Twitter, too. So, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So for weeks now, I’ve been posting little clips featuring the title cards of the movies my wife and I have been watching that I shot on OUR TV. Last night at “7:5 PM,” @Instagram “removed” the 34 second clip of Infinity War I posted. Not only did they mistype the time, they didn’t actually remove the clip (just made it private) and as you can see in the screenshot, didn’t even include the copyright owner. I trimmed it down to 18 seconds and reposted it and apparently 18 seconds isn’t considered a copyright violation? Well, the full clip is not a copyright violation anyway—it’s used under what is called “#FairUse” in that I am documenting an event I am experiencing in my life (essentially, I am commenting on the movie). No profit is being made by me off of this video and no one is coming to #Instagram because of the clip. AKA no one is making money off of this clip. Instagram keeps getting less and less a service I want to take part in. Micromanaging videos I shoot of movies I am watching (not even entire scenes, just moments of them) ON MY ACTUAL TV is technically not a even a direct use of the copyrighted material. I’ve added to it by shooting it on my TV as I would watch it. As I said, in a documentary format. So tired of corporations telling me what content I can and can’t provide them for free. Meanwhile, the original clip is still on Facebook (!) and on Twitter, too. So, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Tonight’s entertainment: one last time before it hits #HomeVideo, #SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse! These horrible movie trailers are pretty horrible though. Really. If #SpiderVerse wasn’t so good. #SpiderMan #SonySpiderVerse #SonyVerse #OscarNominated

Tonight’s entertainment: one last time before it hits #HomeVideo, #SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse! These horrible movie trailers are pretty horrible though. Really. If #SpiderVerse wasn’t so good. #SpiderMan #SonySpiderVerse #SonyVerse #OscarNominated