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I have had enough of Youtube and their clueless copyright bots. Youtube uses a 3rd party program to police videos for copyright infringement. These programs simply match the video and audio of what’s being played against what’s already copyrighted and block the content automatically, unaware of the nuances of fair use laws.

Fair use allows people other than the copyright owner to copy part or, in some circumstances, all of a copyrighted work, even where the copyright holder has not given permission. So examples of this include using movie clips for Criticism & Commentary. Since Rubber Duck Theater often reviews movies, almost all of our episodes have been flagged by youtubes algorithmic copyright cops.

Each episode gets a message like: “Your video may include content that is owned by a third party.” You can try challenging this objection, which I’ve found to be useless or you can “acknowledged third party content”, which places annoying ads on the video at the very least. Sometimes the video is completely blocked from viewers.

Rubber Duck Theater does not have a single legitimate copywrite infringement, yet youtube has marked our channel as “Not in a good standing”.

Now, all of our new episodes are being rejected (length of video is too long). They have limited uploaded videos to 15 minutes and I can’t change this because we are “Not in a good Standing” with youtube! Seriously!

Youtube needs to fix their overactive copyright policing. Until then you’ll find full episodes of Rubber Duck Theater on Vimeo and also embedded in this website.

On another note; I’ve stopped using Amazon to serve up the videos because of buggy video players; some people were having trouble viewing the videos via Amazon. It’s easier and works better to embed Vimeo files.

Youtube: Longer Videos for Selected Users

Congratulations! Your account is now enabled for uploads longer than 15 minutes.

Aaron is one of youtube.com’s “selected users” and is now able to upload videos longer than 15 minutes. Why was he selected? From what I can find online, youtube selected people with a history of complying with the YouTube’s Guidelines and copyright rules. The fact that he spends virtually all of his free time on youtube probably helped too. When he is not making movies, he is watching them!

To celebrate his new found freedom, Aaron has uploaded one of his favorite films, which was previously too long for youtube (he doesn’t like uploading videos in parts). Here it is, “Deadly Seduction” Uncut, uninterrupted and commercial free!

Rick Rolled

RickRolling is a fake video link. Instead of getting the video you were looking for, you get Rick Astley’s “Never Going to Give You Up”. This started as a joke. It is considered funny because of the over-the-top dancing in this music video from the 80’s. Now, the video has gone viral (viral video: widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing) and it’s all over the internet. If you’ve spent much time on youtube, you’ve probably been “rick rolled”.

Here’s the rick roll video:

Aaron spends a lot of time on youtube and of course I monitor the videos he uploads. I somehow missed this one until this morning and got sort of rick rolled. Note: Since Aaron is no Rick Astley, this is not a true Rick roll, I guess it’s an Aaron roll, LOL! He is too funny:

P.S. to my trach board friends, sorry about the unmade bed!;-)