I think it would depend on which character you asked in my webcomic. Mortimer would probably pick something like "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" even though it doesn't really match the mood of the comic (but he likes it so it must be his theme song). Lou (and I) would pick the Pink Panther theme.
Overall, I like to write comedy and horror (my horror hasn't shown up on this site yet). I love reading both genres as well and I think they can mix well. Fantasy, adventure, and mystery are other genres I like to read. I'm a big fan of the manga Kindaichi Case Files and I think I drew a lot of inspiration from that series.
Um buffylove, I'm not talking about the people who are legitamately infringing on copyright laws. That is wrong and should be punished accordingly. This is about YouTube not protecting their content creators from False claims. Though you do bring up a good point about people using characters and other elements without permission.
This is affecting people who under fair use, post these videos. When these claims against them are made, YouTube does not give any time to respond to these claim because guess what, a lot of them are false.
These are FALSE claims that take a lot of time to fight and are eventually ruling in the content creato's favore.
As for if it is up to the courts to decide, they already did in 2015. The court case Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. ruled that fair use must be considered in good faith before a take down strike can be issued. The claims that are being made against people like the Nostalgia Critic are not doing that and YouTube is allowing this. To add insult to injury YouTube does not reimburse lost recinue.
Again this isn't about the people who are violating copy right laws, this is about YouTube not allowing content creators to defend themselves from false claims being made against them. Copyright laws should be upheld and those videos and channels removed.
I know it doesn't really affect us. I honestly feel as someone who works really hard on their own original content, to see someone else have to go through this is infuriating. Especially since these big corporations (and some random people) are basically stealing from these YouTubers.
Hey everyone, I'm not sure if it's being talked about on ComicFury or not, but since it seems to be an Internet issue, I wanted to see what people's opinions were on the #WTFU or "Where's The Fair Use?" that is currently going around YouTube. (That link is to Nostalgia Critic's video on the subject as he's been one of the worst hit.)
I know we're not YouTubers (we make webcomics on ComicFury), but I have seen a lot of parody comics made on this site similar to parody videos that have been made on YouTube. These parody videos (like TeamFourStar) as well as top tens lists and video reviews are the ones primarily being targeted. But false claims are also happening to smaller educational and horror channels.
Do you guys think we should join in the discussion on this since we also create content for the Internet? Is this strictly a YouTube issue?
This also isn't about legitimate copy right infringement. That is always wrong. This is about Fair Use and a system on YouTube that is unfairly punishing creators who adhere to those laws.
Meditating, hot baths with lavender oil, and an hour of yoga really help me to relax and calm down. Yoga really helps with the physical stress pains as well. If you can go to a yoga class there are some excellent tutorials on YouTube. Tai chi is also good at calming me down and focusing my mind.
Me being totally honest, I found I enjoyed expressing myself both visually and through writing. I also had an assignment at my college to creat a Japanese style manga or anime as my final (the class was on Manga, Anime, and Japanese Culture). I had so much fun doing the comic (it's a horror story called Teke Teke that I uploaded to Deviante Art under the same user name), that I started drawing more and more.
I realized I wouldn't get any better without a class or some form of feedback , so I found this site and joined to experiment and see what worked and didn't work. Hopefully by my next comic I'll be better prepared.