For those of you who are not aware, my YouTube account was terminated last week and almost 100 rare circus and clown clips that I'd posted were removed due to "copyright violation".
I'm not convinced that the agency registering the complaint holds the copyright on these videos and am almost positive that the clip in question is actually in the public domain!
And the fact that NONE of them are posted in their entirety and only posted there so that they could be imbedded here for educational purposes should more than satisfy the requirements for "fair use" for educational purposes.
I'm not SELLING them, I'm sharing them! Leave it to lawyers to figure out a way that a person can't GIVE something away!
From now on I'll be posting my videos directly to blogger but I'd like for You Tube to reinstate the account so that the previous videos will continue to be available.
I'm not going to re-edit and re-post 100 video clips.
I don't seem to be getting anywhere with their customer service folks. Perhaps a letter writing campaign will help.
If you'd like to see the videos that I've posted here be made available again PLEASE send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know that those clips DO serve an educational purpose here at CLOWNALLEY.NET and you like to see the account reinstated.
My YouTube ID was cashincomedy.
Maybe that will help. Who knows?