Friday, June 03, 2011
Fair Use Fridays: Columbia Pictures Faking Copyright Infringements To Promote Girl With a Dragon Tattoo?
This YouTube video is made to appear as if it were created by a pirate cameraman inside a movie theater. Mashable believes that SONY/ Columbia Pictures has faked the copyright infringement as part of a viral marketing campaign. Mashable's take here.
So a copyright owner fakes an infringement of its own work to make the movie cool to kids who prefer to watch pirated content? Does it help the analysis if the movie is a about a young female hacker?
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Labels: copyright infringement, copyright law, copyright psa, criminal copyright infringement, david fincher, fair use doctrine, fake piracy, girl with a dragon tattoo
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