lunes, 17 de junio de 2013

Quien nos lo iba a decir cuando éramos pequeños: Walt Disney nos denuncia

Videoclub W h a t  D i s n e y ! cierra sus puertas tras ser denunciado por The Walt Disney Company.

Precisamente tratando sobre los derechos de autor y el copyright, Videoclub W h a t  D i s n e y ! apareció hace algunos meses para reinterpretar algunos de los grandes hitos de filmografía D i s n e y, adelantando el final de cada película al clímax dramático. Esta drástica reducción de su metraje modifica irreparablemente su estructura argumental en lo que hemos venido a llamar COMMON’S CUT (o la versión de los comunes).

Esta es la carta completa que recibimos a través de Vimeo, plataforma online donde teníamos alojados todos los videos:

Dear videoclub W h a t  D i s n e y !:

This is to notify you that, as a result of a third-party notification by The Walt Disney Company claiming that the material is infringing, we have removed or disabled access to the material that appeared at

If you believe that your material has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, please provide VIMEO's Copyright Agent with a written counter-notification containing at least the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel or see Section 512(g)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512(g)(3), for more information):

- a physical or electronic signature (an electronic signature may be signified by writing your first and last name or initials between two forward slashes, e.g., \"/FIRST LAST/\");
- identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- a statement made under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- your name, address, telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider (Vimeo, LLC) may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original takedown notification or an agent of such person.

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the aforementioned notice requirements, your counter-notification may not be valid and that VIMEO may ignore such incomplete or inaccurate notices without liability of any kind.

Upon receipt of a properly completed counter-notification, VIMEO will forward a copy to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement and/or such party's legal counsel. Please note that when we send the counter-notification, it will include your personal information. By submitting a counter-notification, you consent to such disclosure. Within ten days, VIMEO may receive notice that the original claimant has filed a court action regarding this matter. If such notice is received, VIMEO will be unable to restore your material. If no notice is received, VIMEO will endeavor to restore your material between 10 and 14 days following receipt of your counter-notification.

Under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.


Sincerely,Vimeo, LLC

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