It looks like Timbergiantbigfoot is less than happy about people downloading, enhancing, or analyzing his video, Sasquatch - The Giant Revealed.
I think the issue I had with this video were the cuts while the subject was being recorded. Many people voiced concerns over this apparent lapse in judgment and the consensus was that editing the video was a really bad idea.
If anyone had the extreme luck that TGBF does with finding Sasquatch, we would all record until the batteries went dead and we certainly would not edit the video. Save the fancy cuts and music for entertainment videos.
I messaged Jim asking if I could enhance a portion of his video but I was not graced with a reply. I can only guess he ignored my message. I went ahead and provided a slow motion enhancement with a slight colour change in order to show the subject more clearly.
If you have not seen the video, I'll put it down below.
The above video has been on my channel for almost two weeks and I still have not heard from Timbergiant. He hasn't sent a message asking me to remove the video and I have not received a copyright infringement notice from YouTube.
Jim did not mention any names but I think he's the most upset with Tim Fasano over allegations made about Timbergiant`s Sasquatch video. While I don`t necessarily agree with Mr. Fasano`s assessment about Wildlife sanctuaries and costumes, I do agree with his conclusion that this is likely a hoax. At the very least, Jim mislead people or he misidentified the subject in the video.
There are those who think the furry critter is a bear, and that`s a possibility. TGBF has a previous video in which he believes he found a bear print. The Footprint Says It Best
I personally think it`s a known animal and I also think people were purposely lead to believe a real Bigfoot was filmed. We don`t see a clear shot of the face, eyes, hands, or any other distinguishing features of this alleged Sasquatch.
It saddens me to know there are so many people in Bigfootland who blindly accept alleged evidence as facts. When did it become an offense to question the findings of researchers? When did a good portion of the community decide to stop asking questions?
I'm sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but not every bent tree, fallen tree, furry animal or structure is made by a Bigfoot. You know what? It's okay to question absolutely everything but that's just my opinion.
Now that you're up to speed, I would like to talk about Timbergiant's latest video. In his monologue, Jim talks about trademarks and copyrights. TGBF is correct about copyright laws but he is wrong about people not being able to use portions of his videos for satire, parody and/or educational purposes.
Here is a link to his rant: Timbergiantbigfoot Adressing The "Situation"
Used for discussion purposes only.
Fair Use Law - U.S.
"One of the rights accorded to the owner of copyright is the right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords. This right is subject to certain limitations found in sections 107 through 118 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code). One of the more important limitations is the doctrine of “fair use.” The doctrine of fair use has developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of the copyright law.
Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair."
You can read more on Fair Use here.
Because Jim's videos are hosted by a company based in the United States, U.S. law would apply.
UPDATE: Thanks to Steven Streufert for pointing this out to me. This is part of the Terms of Service listed on YouTube:
"You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in video Content you submit to the Service terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your videos from the Service."
Terms of Service
I was curious, so I decided to check the Canadian Trademark and Copyright database. My search came back with zero results. Either I'm using the wrong search terms, or TGBF has not registered his logo and name.
I was also curious what the costs would be for a copyright and trademark. Timbergiant must have a great budget for his YouTube channel.
The total cost is almost $500 in Canadian funds, plus tax for the Basic package. That's a lot of money to spend on a YouTube channel and I would certainly have to justify the cost if I was do this myself.
This is the Bigfoot world folks. If people do not want their videos, photos or other evidence to be scrutinized, then perhaps this is the wrong field for some people.
Good, honest researchers for the most part, embrace criticism and questioning.
I wonder why Timbergiant seems so agitated that his video is under the microscope. He was okay with Rex Dutton breaking down his videos but, the outcome was always positive.
I question everything and I encourage you to do the same.