Bob Hope Enterprises claims the Feds' Bob Hope Christmas Special is under copyright


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Does YouTube still have the claimants themselves reviewing counter-notifications, or have they gotten that fox out of the henhouse?


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Was there a contract between the US Government and Bob Hope? Absent a contract which would spell out the terms of a contracted work made for hire and what the government's rights would be, I think that Bob donated his performance to the USG. My understanding is that charitable contributions are one of the few types of contracts that are enforceable without a consideration. Whether that would be sufficient to make this a "work of the united states government" and therefore unqualified for copyright protection is beyond me.


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Don't they want people to continue paying attention to Bob Hope's performances? This seems counter productive. It's not like he's gonna have any new performances, he's a little dead for that. Are they trying to make him obscure so no one seeks him out anymore?


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Bob Hope worked hard for the troops, and he should be thanked, but the government also did a lot for Bob Hope Enterprises to make this all possible. It seems cheap to deny this noncommercial viewing of something that is part of the historical record.


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It is definitely pro-fox still. They can do an automatic strike on your account, and if you counter-notify, you get about 120 characters to state your case. You don't know who you're talking to. They never give you a good reason as to what it is you've purportedly done. You never really get an answer if/when it gets resolved.

To be fair to YouTube, they've been really good when it goes totally off-kilter, and I've always been able to find somebody to help me out and get the things resolved. But, it is still a very frustrating process.


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