- Buffy vs Edward - remix unfairly removed by Lionsgate

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jan 11, 2013 9:26 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Jonathan McIntosh
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It has been three and a half years since I first uploaded my remix video “Buffy vs Edward: Twilight Remixed” to YouTube. The work is an example of fair use, transformative storytelling which serves as a visual critique of gender roles and representations in modern pop culture vampire media.

Since I published the remix in 2009 it has been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube and fans have translated the subtitles into 30 different languages. It has been featured and written about by the LA Times, Boston Globe, Salon, Slate, Wired, Vanity Fair, and Entertainment Weekly, and it was discussed on NPR radio. It was nominated for a 2010 Webby Award in the best remix/mashup category. The video is used in law school programs, media studies courses, and gender studies curricula across the country. The remix also ignited countless online debates over the troubling ways stalking-type behavior is often framed as deeply romantic in movie and television narratives. This past summer, together with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, I even screened the remix for the US Copyright Office at the 2012 hearings on exemptions to the DMCA. Afterward, my "Buffy vs. Edward" remix was mentioned by name in the official recommendations by the US Copyright Office (PDF) on exemptions to the DMCA as an example of a transformative noncommercial video work.

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