How a Lawsuit Killed Youtube’s Most Exciting Project Car

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Movie cars are always cool, but can the owners of Gone in 60 Seconds or Back to the Future sue you for build Eleanor or a Delorean Time Machine? What do you have to do to stop your movie replica from becoming a legal nightmare? If you want to build a Batmobile, or a Jurassic Park Jeep, or a Fast and Furious Supra, there's some things you'll need to know. Nolan takes a look at some of the most recent cases to rock the car world, and we find out exactly what puts a project at risk of being shut down.
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WaapRepeat Hace 56 minutos
only in US
Mars Hace un hora
Should name it Elaina, which I guess in ancient Greek means Torch, Beautiful, Light, Bright, and/or Shining
InternetGravedigger Hace 6 horas
allowing others to use the 'copyright' look would be free advertising for the franchise...
Finn Kuebrich
Finn Kuebrich Hace 7 horas
I hope the get k
Louis Ringe
Louis Ringe Hace 8 horas
Having been down this road (owning The Black Beauty #1 you have missed several points. People who build Batmomobles forget or don't know about the little things. First the bat on the door is copyrighted. Next if the car LOOKS like a movie car that is another issue. If you try to make money (like taking a batmoble to a car show and charge people for a picture that is a 3rd issue. And believe when doing business with Universal their contract some 30 pages and X dollars a year. You can build a lot of movie cars, BUT IF YOU TRY TO MAKE MONEY ON THEM THAT IS YOUR FIRST SCREW UP.
Novah Ikkala
Novah Ikkala Hace 9 horas
Defending your copyright is fine, the problem is when a company, like, Harmony Gold, does this. HG is the company that brought Macross, and in it's day, Battletech copied some mech designs. There was a lawsuit. Fair enough. But HG now lives of suing people for their copyright holdings, but not doing nothing, at all, with those names and brands. THATS when I at least, think suing for copyright is abismal, they are purposefully abusing the copyright system to just live of a name that was popular almost half a century ago.
Vsevolod Moskalenko
Vsevolod Moskalenko Hace 12 horas
why is there a Ukrainian licence plate on a yellow mustang on 3:01
Unofficial A’s podcast
Unofficial A’s podcast Hace 15 horas
This law is so bullsh*t
Tim Sinnott
Tim Sinnott Hace 19 horas
I just spent the last hour researching the history of Zorro and I never would have done that if you hadn't gone "too into the weeds". That's what I love about Donut Media, you guys aren't afraid to venture outside of the car world. I've learned so much from you guys and I can't thank you enough. I hate when channels milk profits- but I watch your ads, plugs, and one day I will buy merch just to pay forward a fraction of what I've gained. I love you guys, never stop! There are plenty of weeds to go through...
jordy velthuizen
jordy velthuizen Hace 21 un hora
Lol Eleanor llc is doing the same what react tried to do copyright claiming a name what a load of bs
Jamel Frazier
Jamel Frazier Hace 22 horas
Wait.. So they were able to take this away from this man, over semantics? I'm sorry, but that is just not cool at all.
Bikeman Hace 23 horas
its simple - dont call it by the trademark name- swapping a mustang body cant be trademarked- a name can
Kyle Narkiewicz
Kyle Narkiewicz Hace 23 horas
Should have called it Not Eleanor
Erik Papke
Erik Papke Hace un día
Does he get the car back if he changes its name?
Michael Day
Michael Day Hace un día
I can understand taking down videos, but TAKING THE CAR is an insane. All because the car was referred to as 'Eleanor'. It was not legally branded, simply called that on videos.
Ben Oden
Ben Oden Hace un día
I’ve wondered for awhile what happened to this project
Thomas Cagle
Thomas Cagle Hace un día
Screw a company who would take a mustang from some one i plain on buying one and if some one would try to take they have to be alive to take it
Zelda Menefee
Zelda Menefee Hace un día
it takes a real sack of shit to sue Carroll Shelby, i would never even think about buying a replica Eleanor from these "people" at the end of the day its all about power, control and greed
r burns
r burns Hace un día
How can they legally take the car which they did not own???? I understand the name, but they did not own the physical car?????
Ultralite NEO
Ultralite NEO Hace 2 días
GOTHAM GARAGE?? I watch that show daily
Ultralite NEO
Ultralite NEO Hace 2 días
When I heard they took away the mustang I punched my table😂
Idaho Jake
Idaho Jake Hace 2 días
I'm going to name a Mustang 🐎 Eleanor. Try me!
Jon F
Jon F Hace 2 días
If i was B for build i would have burned that car before they took it. Just to shove it in their face.
Mitch Gabel
Mitch Gabel Hace 2 días
I’m fairly certain that the original Eleanor was a 1973 Mach 1 in pee yellow. I owned the 1:18 die cast of that one.
Jamie Crabb
Jamie Crabb Hace 2 días
LLC vs FORD I think ford would win because the car Eleanor was created by Ford
Chris Crandell
Chris Crandell Hace 3 días
Can someone shed some light on what we the people can do about this if we wanted to do something?
Angel's_Gaming Hace 3 días
I think that company has lost their minds
Ravied Mumtaz
Ravied Mumtaz Hace 3 días WCC made that too
Mychael Magnuson
Mychael Magnuson Hace 3 días
Warner Bros has a long history of copyright claiming, they’re really big assholes and a lot of people honestly hate them for it. Warner Bros has so much money, they honesty just do it to do it, they took one of meatcanyon’s videos down where he made a parody of bugs bunny.
Half population Is gay
Half population Is gay Hace 3 días
imagine your name eleanor and wear a mustang costume that you buy or make, get sued and your life taken
Ennex Hace 3 días
now I want to upload a video called "Eleanor Car Build"....... but it's a model or LEGO. Monitize it, and see what happens....
valladaresRey Hace 3 días
Oh crap sooo does this extend to the Fast and Furious vehicles as well ??
Kieran Penrose
Kieran Penrose Hace 3 días
There's a quite a few 'Eleanor's' in the UK and a shop of the same name selling them, guess our laws don't allow for arsehole companies to ruin peoples fun 😂
Lucas Araújo
Lucas Araújo Hace 3 días
Damn you Disney!
Alexander Worley
Alexander Worley Hace 3 días
Im not sure how naming it Eleanor is a copyright infringement since the project car isn';t being sold for profit, since this company is suing people over a mustang wouldn't the company be able to be sued by Ford themselves for their the fact that Ford owns the copyright of the mustang itself?
Spac3 Hace 3 días
Imagine he got copyrighted for this video
Michael Hoyer
Michael Hoyer Hace 3 días
Name your kid Eleanor, then name your Mustang after your kid. Good luck lawyers.
Henry Carlson
Henry Carlson Hace 3 días
Interesting , Thank you
Omar Chavez
Omar Chavez Hace 3 días
Temecula... not tamecula. xD
MisterHolaMan Hace 3 días
Isn't it ironic that every car named eleanor ends up getting stolen? God that's evil someone should burn their house down
Ben Schmidt
Ben Schmidt Hace 3 días
Intellectual property is theft. Ideas cannot be "owned". If property rights exist, then one has the right to use their tangible property how they wish, as long as they do not harm others. IP laws flip this on its head, and prevent individuals or corporations from using their property in specific, arbitrary ways, hence taking away property rights.
Sega the Toad
Sega the Toad Hace 4 días
Shouldn’t be legal for them to take the car away
Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Hace 4 días
if someone was to fan rebuild something i own the rights to i would be fucking *HONORED* i would call them up and go over to them and look at their builds and probably order something from them, and i would exploit the shit out of it and use the attention for marketing.
Ian Braun
Ian Braun Hace 4 días
Tamecula: good meth, better Batmobiles!
Billy J. Causey Amateur Colorist
Billy J. Causey Amateur Colorist Hace 4 días
Gotta love how movie studios are going to spend as much money as possible to stop people from talking about their movies.
James IV
James IV Hace 4 días
I think everyone is just waiting patiently for the gal who owns those rights to die (I'm not even going to be nice and say "pass away") and the copyrights to just disappear. It's rather ridiculous, and personally, I am tired of their BS (they probably found some courts that sides with them all the time, cause they lack the understanding of what's really at stake) Also screw Warner Bros. These are a pain as well when it comes to copyrights
khure Hace 4 días
Should have filled with concrete before they took it away. Oh here is your mustang plus 3 tons of concrete.
Paul Campbell
Paul Campbell Hace 4 días
As a creator, one must protect what is theirs and not allow infringement. If infringement goes unchecked, it can lead to monetary losses down the road. The *Back to the Future* car, had it been a character, would have been an issue for the courts, as well, but the studio's lawyers most likely told them that they didn't have a case without a trademark or copyright being infringed upon. It is just business, and really there are no assholes to blame, as it is very routine.
metju691 Hace 4 días
Just a hint - if someones mother-in-law has hers first name Eleanor you should post her on youtube and wait... ;)
GLR Hace 4 días
Hace 4 días
Would that mean if you name your daughter Eleanor,they could literally take custody of your own daughter. If yes,that's f**ked up
bonob0123 Hace 4 días
cease and desist would have been one thing but how do they get to take the actual physical car over copyright?? craziness
Brxndxn Hace 4 días
omg just shoot the f*ckers trying to take your car. problem salved...
mRswoggY Hace 4 días
That is just stupid
kindred hammer
kindred hammer Hace 4 días
I didn’t know you could legally name a mustang
Wallace Luna
Wallace Luna Hace 5 días
Shoulda just called the car "Defiantly Elenot" N you woulda been A okay
Ryan T
Ryan T Hace 5 días
I am currently working in China and American copyright lawsuits are a daily occurrence here. They just laugh at them and ignore them. You can buy rip offs of anything here and no one can do a thing about it.
sammorgan31 Hace 5 días
Wait. His car was seized? I can understand being forced to take the videos down since that's monetary. But your property is your property. And that car was his property.
no jawns
no jawns Hace 5 días
imagine Disney own the rights to Hakuna Matata. A phrase that was used in east Africa for hundreds of years before Disney
Chief puddingfoot [neko]
Chief puddingfoot [neko] Hace 5 días
And blame Disney for this stupid high copyright law cause they didn’t want to give away Mickey Mouse lol
at rem79
at rem79 Hace 5 días
My mother in law is called Eleanor, can they take her away also?😂
Chris Hace 5 días
Wanna see people talk have b is for build build,a general lee
Alexzander Du Plessis
Alexzander Du Plessis Hace 5 días
Elenor's copyright holder is just a dumb Idiot with nothing better to do than destroyng peoples dreams would Love to see his Destroyed Made viral foe everyone to see he deserves nothing less...
Ian Christainson
Ian Christainson Hace 5 días
Sounds like legal theviery.
logan13wick Hace 5 días
The real question is what proof is required to proof that the car was named after that Eleanor. What if for example I named my fox body after my great grandma Eleanor. That’s a whole new can of worms.
I understand if they had intent to sell(for profit) replicas. A project car though.
kerbal man
kerbal man Hace 5 días
This can’t actually be legal ?
Ryley Day
Ryley Day Hace 5 días
That is the dumbest shit iv ever Heard of how is that even possible
Eric Wright
Eric Wright Hace 5 días
I could understand if the copyright holders were given a percentage of any profit that was made by using the name and the likeness. But what they did was bullshit. Same goes for the Gotham Garage debacle.
Patrick R
Patrick R Hace 6 días
Every 1977 black and gold trans am ....
greg gregorich
greg gregorich Hace 6 días
what a joke while watching a this video there is b for build video not just upright but even better its gonna be next video so im gonna sue donut media for misleading video OMG ! IM RICH ALLREADY LOL!no im just kidding or maybe not yey!
ONKEY Hace 6 días
If you modify a car and sell it you infringe copyright. It's up to the manufacturer to actually do something about it though.
Reuben the animator
Reuben the animator Hace 6 días
The reason why the project mustang named Eleanor was taken down cause Eleanor exists as two different kinds of mustang If Eleanor Licensing LLC did not take down the videos and the project car, everyone would name their car Eleanor (not just cars, minivans, vans, hybrids etc) which will cause a headache for Eleanor Licensing LLC.
Angelaina Marie
Angelaina Marie Hace 6 días
The horror future of Elanor Licensing LLC: Everyone Simultaneously Names Their Car Eleanor. Maybe I'm just dumb but I cannot comprehend the legitimacy of this thing in any way.
Angelaina Marie
Angelaina Marie Hace 6 días
Why? Are people paying a license to call their personal vehicles "elanor" now? Do you realize how gdfuckin absurd that is?
Pro Potato
Pro Potato Hace 6 días
Eleanor Licensing can suck it! I know of 2 registered exact replica Mustangs with Eleanor license plates where I live (different country) As well as a burton Batmobile.
TheBeelzboss Hace 6 días
Be kind while sitting in your apartment Nolan
Ti-jean Hepburn
Ti-jean Hepburn Hace 6 días
So what happened to the 2018 mustang parts thou was also taken
gabrielsburg Hace 6 días
I have to guess that what actually happened here is the B is for Build guys caved under the threat of a lawsuit rather than actually have something legally go against them. I don't see at all how this is a copyright case. Any notion that the copyright holder has any grounds here, unless the car is meant to replicate the onscreen vehicle, seems overly broad and in a nutshell, bullshit. And though I haven't seen the films, unless the car plays an actually active role itself where it functions like an actual character, like Christine or the Weasleys' car, I don't see the argument for eleanor being a character. I think a competent lawyer should have been able to take the lawsuit and get it tossed from court pretty quickly.
obeyordie 2
obeyordie 2 Hace 7 días
This is why I hate the world
Devin Noyes
Devin Noyes Hace 7 días
Chris should have just done another fastback and not named it eleanor, not changed to a notchback >.
Atypical Male
Atypical Male Hace 7 días
The only thing that got "Seized" from DeLoreon was his Coke stash. Lmao
k3uw69 Hace 7 días
I named my daughter after Eleanor the car. Will she get taken away too? Because I named her after a character?
Duncan D McGrath
Duncan D McGrath Hace 4 días
Did you smash her up and leave her at a car wash ? Can’t believe how many people can’t understand copyright. All he had to do is not name his car .... his big mouth on YT got him that kinda trouble.
anthony cox
anthony cox Hace 7 días
Having them stop building under the name Eleanor is whatever but I would NOT allow them to take the vehicle. That is legally owned by someone and taking possession of someone's private property over a copyright should be illegal
erik vega
erik vega Hace 7 días
Shouldn’t of named it anything he f’ed him self over
William Faulkner
William Faulkner Hace 7 días
Make a 67 Mustang build but name it "Ronaele"
SpicyBubblegum Hace 7 días
Honestly, it’s a major sign that America’s legal system is broken if this is in any way allowed. Imagine building a replica car and having some corporate big-wigs “legally” steal your vehicle.
chan Hace 7 días
What about people named eleanor
SOFLO OFF-ROAD media Hace 7 días
No one talks about all the knight rider builds smh company’s suck let the people build what they want
Magnitola Hace 7 días
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Carl Basco
Carl Basco Hace 7 días
I’m fuckin pissed as soon as I heard they took the mustang,WTF!! Screw elenor men ,they literally took their time and effort to build the car
Shannan Bienke
Shannan Bienke Hace 7 días
umm what about a number plate with Eleanor on which is on a 1967 fastback
Jan Vrhovec
Jan Vrhovec Hace 7 días
I named my poop Eleanor... when are they coming to take it?
Dallen9 Hace 7 días
.... I'd file for Copyright abuse. Cause he owns the car and even if he makes an eleanor Mustang they don't have the right to take it. That violates Fair use. And copyright is not needed to be defended as Trademark is. Plus giving a car a name is something people do.
Tony Taylor
Tony Taylor Hace 7 días
Let's all boycott their greedy asses.
Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle Hace 7 días
ive never watched gone in 60 seconds, but if I do, Im not gonna spend 1 penny on doing so
Laurie Conway
Laurie Conway Hace 8 días
Spell it phonetically. El anore. L-enoire .
Felix Teupke
Felix Teupke Hace 8 días
Some court needs to take this copyright from them right now. It's just too encompassing. This happens all the time by the way.
Felix Teupke
Felix Teupke Hace 8 días
How could they seize the car? They can not possibly have a copyright on body swapping a newer mustang with a 67 body... That's such bullshit... Or was there something that distinguished Eleanor from every other 67 Mustang and B is for Build replicated it? Sure, they might have the grounds to have him change the name. But take the car? That is some bullshit right there, that can not for the love of god be legal.
TheDrakenZ Hace 8 días
The owner of the eleanor copyright should be set on fire and pissed on.
Itz_gray_ 2020
Itz_gray_ 2020 Hace 8 días
I respect Nolan for loving Herbie
mouine mhb
mouine mhb Hace 8 días
cant they just change the name ?
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