It seems the YouTube copyright infringement lawsuits are piling up.
However, now word has come down about another YouTuber being sued for copyright infringement. This time it’s Lewis Bond, who goes by the name Channel Criswell on YouTube.
Bond created a 20-minute documentary about the films of Stanley Kubrick analyzing the techniques and symbolism used by the director. Unfortunately for him, he used music from one of the films, A Clockwork Orange, and the Serendip LLC., the company that holds the rights to many of the compositions in the film, which were by Wendy Carlos, filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice.
Bond, believing his use was a fair use, quickly filed a counter-notice and that prompted Serendip to file the lawsuit.
While the dispute seems straightforward, there are several issues at play including jurisdiction, fair use and more.
So, as we’ve done before, we’re taking a deep dive into this lawsuit, seeing what’s happened so far, why the lawsuit was likely filed and what is likely to happen next.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to move on to other topics soon but, in the meantime, feel free to download a copy of the complaint for yourself and definitely feel free to leave any comments or suggestions for future videos.