Saturday, 5 October 2013

Timbergiantbigfoot Makes Threats


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"

                                 Video is the copyright of the copyright holder(s).
                                 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.

10 comments:

  1. Thank you again Racer X for doing what a lot of people fail to do in the Bigfoot community, their own due diligence. Bookmark this page, as a fool and his money are soon parted. The current mantra of the Bigfoot community.

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  2. He didn't want anybody else printing off Timbergiantbigfoot T-shirts.
    Huh, I wonder why?
    ......WAKE UP PEOPLE!

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  3. It DID NOT take you 5 hours to drive to Toronto from where you live "Jim"....LIAR

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  4. Great post. I think TGBF has taken a step too far and possibly knows it. It makes mer quite sad as he seems like a nice enough chap and probably really believes there's something out there.

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  5. There is no need to push your videos or anything else. Document what you take and let that stand on its own merits. There are so many people who have had encounters and are so ready to be vindicated that they will latch on to anyone who says they have the goods. TGBF fell into his own trap at least he did not step off into the truly disgusting part of the community which is selling vindication to the poor souls who just can't wait for it.

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  6. I'm not super familiar with this guy, but you have to know something is not on the up and up unless he was legitimately afraid for his life about getting too close to whatever it was. Seems way too deliberate to pull out of focus just when he was getting the goods and makes little sense unless the intention is to fool us the viewer. I have a hard time giving guys like this a second chance honestly, One might assume that their real motivation is views on their YT channel and not providing proof that BF exists. He deserves all of the criticism he gets and him crying the copyright, game is just silly, but shows you there apparently is $$money$$ in blobsquatches and mounds of fur.

    G.A

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  7. So who is, where does he live, what park/forest is he using?

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  8. If you know who TGBF is, where he lives or what park/forest area he shoots his videos in?
    Then please contact me at; sasquatchinfo@yahoo.ca
    Thank you,
    Sas

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  9. So why is Anonymous so interested where he lives since its a hoax. All I see is a bunch of jealous hypocritical people on here. Your own reactions speak for itself.

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