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Paramount has trailer removed from YouTube

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 10 Jul 2007 4:05 User comments (8)

Paramount has trailer removed from YouTube Paramount has apparently sent DMCA "takedown" requests to YouTube to have copies of a teaser trailer showing before the hit Transformers movie.
Several copies of the trailer, seemingly shot in theaters with a camcorder, were posted on YouTube by Thursday morning. But by Thursday afternoon, some of those links had been taken down, replaced by an advisory saying, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Paramount Pictures Corp."

Cloverfield, which revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people, is being produced by Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams.

The entire project has been shrouded in secrecy from the beginning. The cast was even selected with no scripts being sent out.

The question that immediately comes to mind is how Paramount would expect to maintain that level of secrecy while simultaneously showing the trailer in theaters.

Source: Yahoo! News

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8 user comments

110.7.2007 5:50

viacom being dickheads at youtube. im not suprised.

210.7.2007 6:00
nomashass
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Its interesting that Abrams is now claiming that the Ethan Hass sites are not theirs and that they have several more out there to be found. Ah, such buzzing viral silliness.
Here is a funny Cloverfield website that I found

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310.7.2007 14:22

Luckily i already have the trailer in 1080p HD :D

410.7.2007 21:41
webe123
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Who cares about a STUPID TRAILER anyway? Geeze....you would think they had the whole movie uploaded to the site by the way they are acting.

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510.7.2007 23:03

Paramount are a bunch of idiots. Sounds like they are killing FREE ADVERTISEMENT!

If I was a big wig at a major studio, I would not care if a trailer was posted on You Tube or anywhere else. That is free advertisement!


If CBS was running this trailer would they stop them?

612.7.2007 19:11

Its basically another Napster/Kazaa Issue. People in the industry get very defensive and protective (greedy) but aren't intelligent enough to realize that these mediums actually increase sales.

712.7.2007 20:46

Originally posted by EricCarr:
Paramount are a bunch of idiots. Sounds like they are killing FREE ADVERTISEMENT!
My thoughts exactly.

817.7.2007 1:08

I would have thought Paramount would be for this teaser because its advertising their crappy movie. I saw this movie and i felt it was not up to all the hype.

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