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How likely it is that I'll be sued?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Ghostwriter, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Ghostwriter

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    I'll try to make it short.

    I decided to make parodies of videos, a la Hitler finds out....
    So I used this 1 minute video of an Indian Movie, because the character greatly resembles the president of my country (I'm in Latin America). I added subtitles that had nothing to do with the actual speech (which I don't understand anyway), so that the characters seem to be talking about recent events in my country.

    I believe this falls under fair use.

    Youtube ID found a match, I claimed fair use, and unsurprisingly, the company, Shemaroo, declined my claim. As far as I know, the company doesn't have any offices in the US, although I don't know if that matters.

    I can claim fair use a second time, however, I know that if I do so, I'd be exposing myself to a lawsuit.

    So, should I? Does the fact that we're in two different non-US countries matter?

    I'd appreciate any insights.