Fair Use Resources

Since I have been making video essays, I have been dealing with YouTube’s lovely Content ID system. I have wanted to make these essays for a long time, but I have been discouraged.

When I uploaded the Christine (2016) essay, it was banned in over 250 countries (basically everywhere, but North America and U.S. territories). Someone on the channel filed a dispute and we won.

I did find that it was kind of difficult to find the actual text of the law to quote in my “plea”, so I am making a list of resources.

The Copyright Act of 1967 (full text).

 

Written interpretation of law. 

 

Video interpretation of law:

If you have any suggestions for additions, feel free to comment. Happy disputing.