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Tue May 26, 2020, 09:50 AM

Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube

"British environmental photographer’s copyright claim prompts website to remove film that has been condemned by climate scientists"

"YouTube has taken down the controversial Michael Moore-produced documentary Planet of the Humans in response to a copyright infringement claim by a British environmental photographer.

The movie, which has been condemned as inaccurate and misleading by climate scientists and activists, allegedly includes a clip used without the permission of the owner Toby Smith, who does not approve of the context in which his material is being used."

"Smith filed the complaint to YouTube on 23 May after discovering Planet of the Humans used several seconds of footage from his Rare Earthenware project detailing the journey of rare earth minerals from Inner Mongolia.

Smith, who has previously worked on energy and environmental issues, said he did not want his work associated with something he disagreed with. “I went directly to YouTube rather than approaching the filmmakers because I wasn’t interested in negotiation. I don’t support the documentary, I don’t agree with its message and I don’t like the misleading use of facts in its narrative.”

In response, the filmmakers denied violating fair usage rules and accused their critics of politically motivated censorship."

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/may/26/michael-moore-film-planet-of-the-humans-removed-from-youtube

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Reply Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube (Original post)
still_one May 26 OP
walkingman May 26 #1
dsc May 26 #2
WhiteTara May 26 #4
Miguelito Loveless May 26 #5
comradebillyboy May 26 #3
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Response to still_one (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:04 AM

1. Glad to see it removed. I have less respect for Moore after watching it.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:07 AM

2. while I agree the film deserved to be removed

it is a fair point that the owners of the footage were clearly politically motivated.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:31 AM

4. their motivation doesn't matter

it's their property and MM stole it for nefarious purposes.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:39 AM

5. If your work is taken out of context to make a

point you don't agree with, I hardly see that as "political".

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:20 AM

3. Michael Moore has become deplorable...

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 11:51 AM

6. Michael Moore needs to be knocked down a few pegs

I guess this is as good a time as any. Maybe he can retire on some island somewhere.



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