Family Guy video taken offline

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 8:14 pm 1 comment

YouTube has taken the clip I posted of Quagmire (Seth MacFarlane) speaking Thai (from here) offline:

This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation claiming that this material is infringing:

(Foul) Thai language on The Family Guy:

I feel that my usage of the clip constitutes fair use; however, I will not be submitting a counter notice (thereby inviting a lawsuit from Twentieth Century Fox) under the DMCA safe harbor provision.

What I can’t figure out is how so many other videos from “The Family Guy” remain online.

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Foreign Thai accent analysis from “The Family Guy” Corner of mouth / มุมปาก

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  • 1. rikker  |  Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    That’s a shame. I hate the DMCA. The whole point of it is to erode and prevent fair use. Long live fair use!

    Here’s an idea for a future post: upload the clip of Robert De Niro speaking Thai from Meet the Parents. I first saw the movie before I started learning Thai, and have only watched it once since (and even that was a good 3 years ago).

    As I recall, his pronunciation is bad but intelligible. It’s on the phone, so you only hear the one side. It’d be great to see a similar discussion of that.


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