Even Twitarded has had a run in with those schmucks and to this day they continue to flag our shit on Zazzle as "copyright infringement," and Zazzle erases our merch. Poof! What. The. Fuck.??? How is an original design infringing on their property. Last I checked, we owned that shit and unless they have copyrighted "Twi"--which I fucking doubt--then they can go fucking suck it. Yup, that's what I said Scummit. Suck it. Hard. Twitarded sure has had its past issues with Summit and I'm sure we'll continue to have more as long as we continue to blog about or use logos that they inexplicably claim ownership to.
The more we find out about Summit Entertainment, the less we like them. If it were anything other than the folks who brought us the Twilight Saga movies, we'd probably boycott them forever! They appear to have a sordid history doing their best to make people want to burn down their headquarters. Like I said, they enjoy squashing the little people.
And sadly, now our friend and uber-talented video-maker Biel has found herself in Scummit's crosshiars. Frankly, I think it's because they're jealous. The don't have the mad vid skillz to make thousands of horny RPattz fans dry hump their computers, so they're trying to shut her down. I recently had an email conversation with Biel to find out what the fuck happened. I was seriously really worried... please don't take this away from us!
Evidently, Summit has given Biel two strikes for copyright infringement and some of her videos have been deleted. This makes me very sad. I'm not sure about you guys, but I often watch some of her older videos when I'm in need of a hefty shot of Rob-goodness. She's yet to get a 3rd strike, but if she does, her channels will be suspended and deleted for good. This can happen at any time and there's nothing she can do to stop them.
It's not the deletion of the videos that's the real pisser here. Those can always be re-uploaded. It's the months and months of wonderful comments and messages associated with these videos. And I know everyone loves a good Biel video so that's a lot of fucking stuff to lose!
Biel knows Scummit owns the copyright to footage she's used in her videos, but she's not making a penny off this stuff - and she could have easily monetized her videos by including advertising. She does it for fun and obviously her love for Rob. She's not a professional video editor (which I was surprised to find out) and is totally a closet Rob-lover - this is her outlet! An outlet that I appreciate sososososo much!
Early on in her video making days, a friend suggested she include this verbiage on her videos: Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
I guess Summit doesn't give a shit about this. They are clearly a group of bullying assholes and if it wasn't for all of us, their movies wouldn't be successful. Fuck you Summit. Let Biel have her fun. I need her fun. We all need her fun!
If you haven't subscribed to Biel's YouTube channels, here are the links.
And below...just a sampling of my favorites. I'm sure you've all seen them but, fuck me, they're all so scrumptious and well, get 'em while you can. Who knows when the big, bad Summit will take all this wonderfulness away from us. Let's hope it doesn't happen.