There have been reports of AEW taking down videos of the botched explosion at the end of AEW Revolution that WWE stars trashed and having a real crackdown of pirated videos, and Tony Khan has responded directly to a fan regarding this.
GirlOnCinema tweeted, “Here, @AEW. Take my ad revenue. You obviously need it more than I do Smiling face with halo But mark my words, this means war. @TonyKhan.”
“Hi, just saw your tweet. I’m sorry this affected your revenue! Is it possible to review the aforementioned clips like these you’ve listed (Jericho/MJF press conference + Jade/Shaq vs. Cody/Red Velvet) without illegally pirating videos that I budget millions per month to produce?”
A fan sent Khan a ‘fair use’ law definition in response, “Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use. Section 107 calls for consideration of the following four factors in evaluating a question of fair use:
Purpose and character of the use, including whether the use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes.
Nature of the copyrighted work.
Effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.” An ECW wrestler ‘begged’ Tony Khan for an AEW job earlier today.