Jake Paul Fight Lasted 119 Seconds, H3 Podcast Copyright Battle Hits 124 Weeks
In April 2021, Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren in less than two minutes. Shortly after on YouTube, the popular H3 Podcast declared the fight “a disaster” and showed a clip of the fight to back up their claims. After being sued by Triller for $50 million in copyright damages, H3 opted for a fair use defense. Now into its 124th week over a short clip of a fight that lasted 119 seconds, the lawsuit should be compulsory reading for YouTubers.
In our brave new world where millions of ordinary people are copyright holders of snaps they publish to social media or videos they upload to YouTube, awareness of copyright law is at an all-time high.
Evidence is easily found on Reddit, where users of /r/copyright and similar subs answer questions including: “Can I print t-shirts with Batman on the front if I only do a few and give them away?” and “Is it copyright if nobody knows I copied a song and changed it so it sounds nothing like the original?”
Similar gems are a regular occurrence on YouTube. Who hasn’t seen copies of well-known tracks uploaded in full and protected by the statement: “I do not own this song. Full credits go to the copyright owner. No copyright infringement intended.”
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