It's hard to fight a copyright claim with a parody if it takes a lot of the original content, but it's possible. One main key to Fair Use is making sure a small amount of your video uses a small amount of the video you take content from. For example, if I'm making a compilation video I can take 10 small clips from 10 longer videos on YouTube (perhaps each clip is 10-30 seconds from a 4-6 minute video), and that way each clip is only 10% of my video, so it makes it a lot easier to use Fair Use as a defense because I also only took a small segment of the original 10 longer videos. With parodies it's harder because so much of your video uses most of the original... so it looks a lot worse and makes it difficult to defend...It also depends how hard the other side wants to fight. I would need to know more about Ultra music.,We recently did a PPAP Parody. Content ID flagged it for copyright. We disputed it. After about a week, we received an email saying:
"After reviewing your dispute, Ultra Music has decided that their copyright claim is still valid."
What do you suggest GeekyNet? We are allowed to keep the video up, but they are taking all revenue. Should we appeal, or just let it go?