I added this post because the previous post now leads to a dead link. The found footage film in question, Home Stories by Matthias Müller, is made up of a number of clips sourced from old Hollywood movies. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that Mr. Müller would issue a copyright takedown complaint to YouTube. You see, it’s all right for him to make derivative works from any copyrighted material he sees fit—but to then turn around and make THAT work available on YouTube would be just…what?
Fair-minded? Rational? Not hypocritical? I’m not sure. Something like that.
The only thing worse than artists who scream Stop Thief! over copyright issues are remix artists who scream about it.