[Excerpt from my guest post over at Tubefilter.com]
YouTubers rejoice! A New York judge handed down an important decision in favor of fair use on Wednesday.
The high profile case between Ethan and Hila Klein (the husband-and-wife duo behind popular YouTube channel h3h3productions and it’s over 4.6 million subscribers) and Matt “Hoss” Hosseinzadeh (who posts videos on YouTube under the banner of MattHossZone to his 169,000 subs) has come to a conclusion nearly a year-and-a-half after it began. The case left many in the industry wondering how strong of a defense fair use would be for YouTubers facing an allegation of infringement under U.S. copyright laws for the popular ’reaction’ genre. Now they have an answer.