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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

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41043209

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