Fair use and YouTube dispute claims
In our society, there is a shift from a culture of consumption to a culture of creation. This shift has happened over the course of the last sixty years, since the popularization of broadcast.
In a nutshell, we have gone from a culture that simply consumes what it is handed (television, movies, radio, music, etc.), to one that takes what it is given and creates something new. Thereby, our culture is advanced.
This is never so eloquently put as it is by Larry Lessig's talk on "How creativity is being strangled by the law". To me, this is a must-see/read for anyone interested in online copyright issues or modern cultural advancement.
In response to copyright claims by Constantin Film (producer and distributor of the much parodied The Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich), Know Your Meme has released a video outlining YouTube's dispute process. This video not only perfectly outlines the process, but also the reasoning behind why you should dispute a reworked video.
Larry Lessig's talk on "How creativity is being strangled by the law".