Videomakers Ethan and Hila Klein, who run the YouTube channel h3h3 Productions, have won a legal battle over copyright in online video. The pair were sued after making fun of a video by another film-maker, Matt Hosseinzadeh, in which he pursued a love interest using parkour. They had used clips of his film, which he claimed was copyright infringement. But a judge ruled the Kleins’ video criticising his work was “fair use as a matter of law”.
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: August 25th, 2017
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