Kevin B. Lee, film critic and fellow blogger, has over the past few years created several stellar video essays about select films he's reviewed in his quest to see all of the 1000 greatest films of all time (as annually compiled by They Shoot Pictures, Don't They). These insightful creations juxtapose both his own criticism and that of his guest contributors with clips from the films in question.
If that doesn't constitute Fair Use under current copyright law, then I don't know what does. Of course, that didn't stop Google/YouTube from permanently disabling his account this week, instantly deleting over 300 minutes of content with only the briefest of warnings.
Matt Zoeller Seitz wrote and posted an excellent essay on this travesty over at his film blog "The House Next Door." Since it's unlikely that the corporate media will pick up on this story, I encourage anyone capable of either reposting this essay or blogging their own thoughts on this injustice to immediately do so. For what it's worth, here are some of my brief thoughts on the matter: