You must have had a good laugh by watching the various, Hitler spoofs from the movie Valkyrie. Millions of users have logged on to various Hitler spoofs from famous scene of the “Downfall” in the movie, in which Hitler gives a angry speech to his generals, as he is losing the war. Though Hitler speaks in German, the subtitles are replaced by complete different topics, often vivifying hate messages and mocking various brands.
Well, now these spoofs have actually hurt consumer’s sentiments of various brands like Xbox, Apple and Adobe. Due to these boiling issues that are being viewed throughout Youtube, Constantin films, which is the original owner of the “Downfall” scene has filed for a copyright.
According to a spokesperson from Open video Alliance that had informed Constatin films about the copyright infringement “There are hundreds of Hitler Downfall videos, and it is unclear what will become of them. The burden of filing a counter notice or a claim of fair use to restore the video falls on individual users, so it will be difficult to reverse this action notice or a claim of fair use to restore the video falls on individual users, so it will be difficult to reverse this action.”
It has not been confirmed by YouTube if it will go ahead with a complete ban on the spoofs. However as a copyright issue has been filed it’s only a matter of time to see if YouTube would consider any agreement with Constantin films.