This is a reaction to Tame Impala’s album ‘Lonerism’.
Let’s look at ‘fair use’… or ‘fair dealing’ as it is discussed in UK law with regards to a ‘reaction video’. First, let’s be fair here… the whole notion of a ‘reaction video’ is a relatively new concept and it is difficult for law-makers to evolve rules written for previous media. The definition of fair dealing will always be a matter of fact, degree and impression. Let’s examine the specific rules in UK law:
- Does my video affect the market for the original work? No. No-one can ‘use’ my video as a direct replacement for the original work. It is not a substitute for it and it will not cause the owner to lose revenue. In fact it will likely increase revenue due to my ‘promotion’ of said work. Many have already stated they will buy albums due to my recommendations.
- Is the amount of the original work I have used reasonable and appropriate? Was it necessary to use the amount taken? ‘Reasonable’ is definitely subject to interpretation. I would argue that it is indeed appropriate to use the whole album when I am ‘reacting’ to the entire album. My reaction necessitates that I use the whole work.
- Where it is necessary to ‘copy’ all of a work for the purposes of criticism or review you have to sufficiently acknowledge the work. I do this every step of the way. At no point will anyone be under the impression that I created the original work!
Furthermore, my additions to the original work are transformative in nature.
Got to be your best review video
For sure one of your best videos. I’m glad you reposted it here.
i wish you didnt sing over suns coming up
your speech at the end really resonated within me, sometimes i feel like i’ve fallen prisoner of media nowadays, i open youtube and instantly get distracted with random shit that i dont care about for hours. Thank you for this amazing reaction!
thanks for reposting here, i’ve watched more than 50 times and i can’t get enough
First video of yours I saw and possibly still my favourite.
Couldn’t find it on Youtube so Thankyou! for putting it here!!