View Full Version : LucasFilms does not like Fan Films

03-17-2007, 12:16 PM
Hey all I wanted to share this email I got today:

Dear Member:
This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Lucas Film Ltd. claiming that this material is infringing:

Star Wars JA: Clone Wars Chapter 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wvq0uw7y2o

Please Note: Repeat incidents of copyright infringement will result in the deletion of your account and all videos uploaded to that account. In order to avoid future strikes against your account, please delete any videos to which you do not own the rights, and refrain from uploading additional videos that infringe on the copyrights of others. For more information about YouTube's copyright policy, please read the Copyright Tips guide.

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Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

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I also got a few more other emails, but they left most of the others up. I guess I will wait and see what happens there. But I mainly think its the music I used from the scores and stuff. But anyways I just wanted to share this with you all and wanted to see what you thought about it.

Monkey Mania
03-17-2007, 12:30 PM
Great Googly Moogly! LucasFilm does indeed like fanfilms, just don't use their copyrighted names. "Clone Wars" is indeed copyrighted. So any fanfilm that has "Clone Wars" in it will be taken out. Sorry bud.

Negative Sun
03-17-2007, 12:44 PM
I've uploaded ****loads of KotOR cutscenes already, and they haven't been taken down...Maybe LucasArts is more lenient lol

03-17-2007, 12:53 PM
Idk, they only took 3 videos down so far. But im gonna leave the rest up and see what happens.

03-17-2007, 12:57 PM
Yeah, LucasFilms doesn't like FanFilms. (http://www.atomfilms.com/films/star_wars_fan_film_winners.jsp)

There's probably some reason. If you're hellbent on keeping the videos up, I'd try contacting LucasFilm and see what their problem is.