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Old 01-31-16, 10:39 AM
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Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

For those that don't follow Youtube there's a popular channel called React. They have over 5 million subscribers. There other channel Fine Brothers Entertainment has over 15 million subscribers. Now These guys are quickly becoming the most hated people on the internet. It all started with this video:

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The Reaction to React World was not taken well:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CRYnOPJiTaA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YN-vhZoO7wM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Today they issued a clarification/apology video:

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They actually attempted to go after Ellen for her video where she shows kids old technology:

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https://twitter.com/thefinebros/stat...61415016341504

It's ridiculous they're attempting this. They act like they've created Reaction Videos. These types of videos have been around long before they came along. The first i remember was Beavis and Butthead and to an extent America's Funniest Videos.

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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

Can you give me the cliffnotes version, so I don't have to watch over a half hour of videos?
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

Sure:

YouTubers Go to War Over Fine Empire’s Attempt to License ‘Reaction’ Videos

If you want to make a YouTube video of someone reacting to something, you’ll have to go through the Fine Bros. Variety reports that Rafi and Benny Fine, who’ve built a YouTube empire on interviewing kids, teens, and old folks about various pop-cultural phenomena, have set up a new venture called React World. It aims to aggregate and monetize every “react” video on YouTube — as in, "Someone Reacts to Something" — with the Fines handling licensing and taking a cut of the profit. And other prominent YouTubers are pissed.

Here’s how React World will operate, according to Variety and the Fines’ enthusiastic announcement video: Any non-Fine-affiliated channel that wants to make “react”-style videos will be able to get a license from the Fines, which comes with a brand bible ensuring the videos meet the brothers’ specifications. The Fine Bros. will push all the videos through their React World channel, exposing them to a large, preexisting audience, and take a cut of the revenue in return.


This also applies to a bunch of other Fine Bros. video templates, including “Do They Know It,” “People Vs Food,” “Lyric Breakdown,” “Try Not to Smile or Laugh,” “Opinions,” and “People Vs Technology.” And the Fines have acquired the trademarks to go with them: Yes, they trademarked “React” and “Opinions” for the YouTube video market.

This did not sit well with the hosts of popular YouTube video-game comedy channel Mega64, who see the Fines consolidation of their brand as an insincere cash-grab that will stop other channels from using what seem like pretty broad and generic video formats. And on top of that, they fear the Fines will try to … er, fine, anyone whose videos come too close to the territory they’ve staked out.

Here’s their parody of the Fine Bros. announcement, in which they mockingly announce that they’ve copyrighted “Videos Filmed Outside” and “YouTube Videos™.”


They may not be clear on the difference between copyright and trademark, but maybe they have a point. Does anyone other than the Fine Bros. benefit from making sure videos of people reacting to things are aesthetically similar and consolidated under one brand?

The implicit message of Mega64’s video is a solid one, too: YouTubers still have the power of parody. The bigger, more profitable, and more recognizable something becomes, the stronger the legal grounds for mocking it. A sincere “React” competitor might not be able to stand up to the Fine Bros., but a parodic one can certainly try to thumb its nose at them.

http://nymag.com/following/2016/01/y...ct-videos.html
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

The Fine Bros. will push all the videos through their React World channel
As long as a person isn't dumb enough to push their videos through the Fine Bros., you're FINE.

What do people expect when they push their content through an online pimp agency, exploiting somebody else's work.

Do it yourself. Upload your videos to YouTube or whoever yourself.
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

Isn't America's Funniest Home Videos and other type of shows like this basically the originators of the "Reaction" videos? Where the hell do the Fine brothers get the idea that they came up with this and now they need copyright and trademark the concept? That would be like Major League Baseball saying that they own the game of baseball and no one else can play it unless it's approved by them.
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

The real abomination here is the font in that Facebook screenshot.
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

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Isn't America's Funniest Home Videos and other type of shows like this basically the originators of the "Reaction" videos? Where the hell do the Fine brothers get the idea that they came up with this and now they need copyright and trademark the concept? That would be like Major League Baseball saying that they own the game of baseball and no one else can play it unless it's approved by them.
No. Those were clips of people getting fucked up and then we laugh at them.

Reaction videos are stupid.
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

I've never understood why anyone would watch reaction videos. Never heard of the Fine Bros., but the fact that they've made themselves into millionaires off this shit is just mind-boggling.

It's also incredibly amusing how they look like they're hopped up on coke in their first video, and then in the apology video they're sitting down and look all sad and mopey like someone stole their candy.
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

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I've never understood why anyone would watch reaction videos. Never heard of the Fine Bros., but the fact that they've made themselves into millionaires off this shit is just mind-boggling.

It's also incredibly amusing how they look like they're hopped up on coke in their first video, and then in the apology video they're sitting down and look all sad and mopey like someone stole their candy.

Yeah, that was a really douchy initial video. You mean I can film people reacting to stuff and you can share my profits from it? Really? AWESOME!!!!!!

What a couple of asses.
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

At 2:56, the left brother has a look as if he just cured cancer. I'm enjoying watching these guys' fanbase turn on them as a result of their arrogance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2UqT6SZ7CU&t=2m58s
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

Based on the overall reaction, I'll assume these guys were also responsible for a recent update to Clash of Clans.
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They had better be nice to their Uber drivers until this all blows over.
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They're trying to Trademark "Try Not To Laugh" Which is a rip off of "You Raff You Ruse" series on 4chan. Yet they're crying that people are stealing their work
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

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What a couple of asses.
Indeed. They should do an Asshole Tour with Ramkissoon and Shkreli. The latter would headline.
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Someones livestreaming the sub count. 13.9m and dropping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVPwzBrmRwg
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What a pair of douchebags. Capitalism sucks sometimes. I'm going to copyright 'Images captured with light'.

Fuck you, peoples eyeballs! You see something, you pay me!
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Is the guy on the left Marty Feldman's grandson?
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

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Someones livestreaming the sub count. 13.9m and dropping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVPwzBrmRwg



Oh shit, that's quite hilarious. They've got Darude's "Sandstorm" playing!

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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

Like this one better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH0qahqv5YM
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

Possibly two of the douchiest looking fucks I have ever seen.
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So basically these morons have a product which is based on other peoples content. And they can make money with that model but nobody else can? LOL
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Re: Fine Bro's Youtuber's Attempting To License 'Reaction' Videos

What is a "react" video? Is that like what Allen Funt did on Candid Camera in the 1940s?

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