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)_/¯