February 27, 2009 | By Fred von Lohmann

Victims of Warner Censorship: Literal Videos

We've brought you several posts explaining Warner's unfortunate crusade to censor its music from YouTube videos, even when those activities would clearly qualify as fair use. Here's a concrete example: a YouTube creator that goes by the moniker Dust Films has pioneered a new parody video genre, the "literal video." The idea is to change the lyrics to famous music videos to describe what is actually going on in the video itself. The results are hilarious. Two examples, both of which were removed on YouTube (but still available at FunnyOrDie.com), are Under the Bridge and Take on Me.

If you want a real treat, check out his latest effort, which brilliantly skewers Billy Idol's 80s classic, White Wedding.


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