Post by rascalflats on Jun 5, 2020 17:57:39 GMT -5
I went to Dailymotion just now to view the closing credits to the Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show, and discovered the videos are not there anymore.
It's also too bad because I wanted to download the Richie Rich videos with the Gems segments from episodes 9 and 12.
What happened to the videos on Dailymotion? Worst case scenario, it was a wonderful ride. At least they lasted much longer than on YouTube (the latter, only for a month). Plus, at least I have the Rascals segments archived in my private collection.
Either they were removed for copyright reasons, or I took them down myself. I removed a lot from the Dailymotion account in part for the aforementioned copyright reasons. I don't recall if the Rascals cartoons etc. were among the things I personally removed.
Post by rascalflats on Jun 7, 2020 18:47:54 GMT -5
Another user (Michael Pannoni, to be exact) had an upload of his own copy of "Tiny Terror"/"Science Fair and Foul" on Dailymotion as well. It was his only Rascals cartoon episode he had - that's also not there anymore.
The same person also had Richie Rich segments from an early episode of "The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show" - that's gone too. Maybe he got banned, perhaps?
There obviously isn't a connection regarding Hanna-Barbera content, as I discovered that some episodes of "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels" are still on DM. So the issue must be with CBS and "The Little Rascals" branding.
So the issue must be with CBS and "The Little Rascals" branding.
Wouldn't surprise me; they're the reason I moved the videos from YouTube to Dailymotion. Why they have any interest in taking down something they'll never actually do anything with is beyond me.
CBS is rather vigilant when it comes to exercising copyright.
A few years back, I uploaded a Season 3 episode of "The Andy Griffith Show," entitled "The Darlings Are Coming!" to YouTube. This is considered by many TAGS fans to be a landmark episode. Nevertheless, it is incomplete on nearly every home video release of the show, and even on the U.S. Netflix digital stream was reported to be the edited syndicated 22 and a half minute version. Since this episode is listed among the Season 3 TAGS episodes considered to be in the Public Domain, I figured it was safe to upload my complete version (Which includes the often edited out "Salty Dog" and tag ending!) onto YouTube. WRONG!!!! CBS had my complete episode taken down within three days!!
A bit of in depth research revealed that CBS had been able to obtain a favorable "Creative Copyright" ruling from a Judge in the state of Texas that covers their TAGS "Public Domain" episodes. The really annoying part is there are only a couple of the many "Public Domain" episode TAGS releases that even include "The Darlings Are Coming!" episode complete, and the sources in both instances are somewhat inferior, albeit still watchable. Even as it appears on the "TAGS 50th Anniversary" DVD set released by CBS/Paramount, the episode isn't quite complete. Why can't CBS just release "The Darlings Are Coming!" complete themselves even as a digital download, and save TAGS fans the headache of jumping through hoops to obtain it elsewhere?
Post by silentfilmsseeker on Jun 10, 2020 12:18:25 GMT -5
What no one has mentioned is the lawsuit Porky and a couple other Rascals were involved in against the cartoon series. I would love to know the terms of that settlement. Cases are obtainable to the general public so does anyone know what State/County the lawsuit was held?? Hell, I may even travel to where it was held to get a copy of the case myself. I'm cartoon collector with rare ones in my library, but The Little Rascals cartoons are the holy grail I wish I could have a complete series of. A real shame it can't be remastered and released on DVD. The following thread covers this topic more littlerascals.proboards.com/thread/1522/again-gang-little-rascals-black