Brock Baker’s ‘Steamboat Willie’ YouTube video has been demonetized again

Disney has once again demonetized a third-party Steamboat Willie video, after previously remonetizing it and dropping its copyright claim against it. This time taking issue with the video’s audio. On Thursday, Mashable reported that Disney struck voice actor and YouTuber Brock Baker with a copyright claim quickly after he posted a Steamboat Willie video, despite … Read more

Star Wars Drama, Doctor Who Complaints, and 2024 Previews in the Culture News of the Week

The first week of 2024 is over, and we celebrated by looking ahead—with what to read, what to watch, and what Lego to buy, of course, as well as a celebrating just how weird 2024 is in Star Trek’s timeline. There’s all that, Doctor Who continuing to ride its current high, and what to expect … Read more

Disney pulls ‘Steamboat Willie’ YouTube copyright claim amid Mickey Mouse entry into public domain

This feels significant: Disney has officially retracted a copyright claim on a third-party’s Steamboat Willie video on YouTube. On Thursday, Mashable reported that YouTuber and voice actor Brock Baker had uploaded a video to his channel with over 1 million subscribers which was almost immediately hit with a copyright claim from Disney. YouTube’s message to … Read more

YouTube demonetizes public domain ‘Steamboat Willie’ video after copyright claim

Planning to utilize new public domain works featuring Mickey Mouse this year? Well, here’s a case you should certainly pay attention to. On Thursday, voice actor and YouTuber Brock Baker uploaded a new video, titled “Steamboat Willie (Brock’s Dub),”  to his YouTube channel with more than 1 million subscribers. SEE ALSO: How people are using … Read more

Steamboat Willie Horror Game Devs Swear They’re Not Making Neo-Nazi References

A decade ago, Facebook’s internal motto was “move fast and break things.” There is now an important, wordy update to that motto as a holistic piece of advice: move fast on exploiting Mickey Mouse’s public domain status and… don’t maybe do some anti-Semitism along the way? Meta’s Apparent Firing Goof Such was the case for … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Mickey Mouse’s Public Domain Debut Today

Mickey Mouse is finally in the hands of the public, to do whatever they want with him. Well, in part. After Disney infamously helped delay the moment, today is the day Steamboat Willie, the first Disney animated short to star Mickey and Minnie Mouse, become public domain. But what does that mean? Simultaneously a lot and … Read more

Guinness Faugheen Novice Chase: Gaelic Warrior shows star quality for Willie Mullins in Limerick romp | Racing News

Gaelic Warrior ran out a tremendous winner of the Guinness Faugheen Novice Chase at Limerick for Patrick and Willie Mullins. Racing in the famous pink and green Susannah and Rich Ricci colours that Faugheen sported throughout his illustrious career, he looks booked for the very top. While in the past connections have hinted at a … Read more

Check Out The Trailer For ‘Willie Nelson & Family’

Willie Nelson – Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Paramount+ has announced a documentary focused on Willie Nelson entitled Willie Nelson & Family. The film will chronicle the dramatic ups and downs of one of country music’s most fascinating and beloved artists. The film is set to debut on … Read more

Clonmel Oil Chase: Dual Ryanair Chase winner Allaho returns on Thursday for Willie Mullins | Racing News

Jumps fans are served up a midweek treat in Ireland on Thursday as one of the sport’s superstars makes his long-awaited return in the Clonmel Oil Chase. Willie Mullins has landed seven of the last 10 editions of the Grade Two feature at Powerstown Park, with Champagne Fever (2014), Kemboy (2018) and Douvan (2019) among … Read more

‘The Voice’: Britney Spears Sends Special Shout-Out to Friend and Backup Dancer Willie Gomez

Willie Gomez impressed the coaches during his Blind Audition on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice — plus, he got a special boost of star power from a famous friend! Prior to pursuing his musical dreams on The Voice, Willie performed as a background dancer for A-list stars like Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, and Britney Spears … Read more