Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

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Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by 60sLover » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:15 am

Fox and Warner began to remove the videos of the Batman series from Youtube, an example is this account that uploaded all the first season in high quality image:
https://www.youtube.com/user/batman66fanpage

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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by elmrgraham » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:40 am

Why would they do that?

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Post by dell » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:21 am

Batman, like most TV shows, is copyrighted and owned by someone. Putting these shows up on Youtube is allowing people to see it for free against the owner's wishes.

This site doesn't allow people to provide links to those sites for that reason. Fortunately, Batman will be available for purchase soon and you can watch them anytime you want.
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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by Batfanman » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:55 am

I think we're just a short time away from the DVDs being on sale!
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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by 60sLover » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:08 am

So, the declaimed "public domain" by the people that sells bootleg copies are nonsense???

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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by BatBomba » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:48 am

elmrgraham wrote:Why would they do that?
Because it's right and legit. They own the series, and it is gonna be released on HD quality. They are spending their money to deliver a product.

We must praise them for their efforts.

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Post by 60sLover » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:10 am

"We must praise them for their efforts."


Praise??? A little "overacted" for me...! Where were these people 20 or 25 years ago when we began to pray for the series??

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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by Batfanman » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:44 am

These "people" you refer to are the ones who FINALLY made it happen. It's the people before that made us wait so long. To a large degree, the time & technology is just right - we should get a product that is very high quality.

Hopefully, there is enough archived interviews with stars who've passed on included in the extras.
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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by dell » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:10 pm

60sLover wrote:So, the declaimed "public domain" by the people that sells bootleg copies are nonsense???
Absolutely. I couldn't find a definitive answer on the length of the original copyright, but everything I saw said it is at least 70 years. And copyrights can be extended (or even reinstated if expired) if the owners want to do that.
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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by robinboyblunderer » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:58 pm

I also think "praise" is over-the-top. They're just delivering a product.

As per youtube, I was surprised to see so many episodes gone but it makes sense they'd remove them. I wonder how detailed this release will be...commentaries? Scripts? Storyboards? Concept art? Interviews?

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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by AndyFish » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:41 pm

I was surprised so many were up there to begin with.
I agree, it's Warner's right to remove these, while they were not available commercially I think they should be fair game, even if legally that's nonsense, but now that they are being released shut down all the bootleggers.

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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by Gleeps, it's Batman » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:53 pm

It's kind of a shame they got taken down right now. I was just about to start comparing the youtube ones to what airs on MeTV since the youtube ones look to maybe be the ones some of you are talking about that were taken from the masters since they started with the ABC logo. MeTV doesn't seem to cut as much as some other versions I've seen on youtube (TV Land, etc) and so I was wondering if there were little pieces in these "master" copies that weren't on MeTV.

Oh well. Too late now.

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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by BatBomba » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:32 am

60sLover wrote:"We must praise them for their efforts."


Praise??? A little "overacted" for me...! Where were these people 20 or 25 years ago when we began to pray for the series??
WELL, they are scanning the series on 4K, which is the best and most expensive way to preserve a film product. They are surely working on hours and hours of extras as well. They are not going for the cheap route, so I would say they deserve our PRAISE.

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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by robinboyblunderer » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:22 am

At the same time, I appreciate the people who uploaded episodes to youtube for everyone to enjoy while the proper episodes languished.

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Re: Fox and Warner: massive erasing on Youtube

Post by Hedji » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:06 am

I think it's great that they're cleaning house. It's a sign that the real product is definitely coming. Accept No Bat-Substitutes!

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