Monday, November 16, 2009

What Does Youtube Have Against The "Creature From The Black Lagoon"?

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Written By: Ken Hulsey

Or should I say, "what does Youtube have against ME posting the 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' trailer?"

This past weekend, I came into possession of a bunch of great old movie trailers, so I decided to add them to my channel on Youtube. Everything was going fine, I was able to upload the trailers for "Godzilla: King of the Monsters", "Gigantis The Fire Monster", "20 Million Miles To Earth" and "Attack of the 50ft Woman" with absolutely no problem.

Then I tried to upload the trailer, actually two, from "Creature from the Black Lagoon." After the video had been uploaded and processed, I went to watch it to see if everything had went okay. It was at that time that I noticed that the trailer wasn't qued on my main page.

I went into my list of videos and noticed that the clip had been tagged with a message stating that it was violation of copyright.

Okay, I get it. I'm not Universal, I didn't make "Creature from the Black Lagoon" and I didn't produce the films trailer. So, I figured that the studio was blocking people from uploading stuff from their films.

I did find this odd, because I had uploaded the trailers for "Dracula", "Frankenstein" and "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man", each a Universal film, without any hassle.

Out of my own curiosity, I quickly did a search on Youtube for other "Creature" related clips.

Surprise! There were several.

So, what gives? Is Universal just blocking 'new' "Creature" clips because of the upcoming remake? Is Youtube out to destroy me?

Who knows? I just find it strange that the website allows certain content from certain individuals and not from others. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it.

I think that it is just 'The Man' trying to keep me down.

So, I uploaded the trailer to the site for everyone to enjoy. F-You Youtube!

I will, of course, still be adding more trailers to the site........if they let me.

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3 comments:

  1. My guess would be control issues due to the remake. Disney did the same thing when they acquired Tazan over a decade ago. I LOVE the Creature and I'm not sure how I feel about a remake (and redesign) Godzilla (1998), anyone? lol

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  2. That's especially odd because trailers before 1964 are public domain. The copyright laws were very specific at the time. There's information here:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20070711171318/www.sabucat.com/?pg=copyright

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  3. And the "Creature" trailer is on archive.org to stream and download.
    http://www.archive.org/details/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoontrailer1954

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