• Barstool Sports slammed by YouTube star for stealing video

    Barstool Sports is in hot water after YouTube star Miel Bredouw posted a thread about her alleged experiences with the media outlet. The Los Angeles-based writer and comedian states in the thread that Barstool Sports posted a video she made without crediting her or asking her permission. After Bredouw reported the video, Barstool Sports tried to give her money to remove the DMCA report she had filed against them before starting their

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    Fuck Jerry account loses half a million followers after comedians call for boycott

    Twitter and Instagram lit up last week with comedians urging fans to unfollow the popular Fuck Jerry Instagram account [Ed. Note: Due to the anti-comedy nature of Jerry Media, we will not be linking to Fuck Jerry or his other accounts]. But just what’s behind the boycott? Tired of creating content for free and having others use it for profit, comedians like Patton Oswalt and Judah Friedlander are banding together

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    Was an E! News bit with Giuliana Rancic stolen from comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer? (Videos)

    It seems as though E! News might not have a healthy respect for the creative comedic process. For two seasons on MTV, Nikki Glaser and fellow comedian Sara Schaefer co-hosted Nikki & Sara Live, which put a comedic and often satirical spin on entertainment news shows like E! News. Earlier today, Glaser tweeted out the following: So, @ENews blatantly stole a bit from my old MTV show. It feels really

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    Comedians police themselves when it comes to joke stealing, study says

    What happens when a comedian steals a joke? In most industries, creative material is effectively policed by Intellectual Property (IP) laws, putting a type of copyright on original material. However, in the chapter “Intellectual Property Norms in Stand-Up Comedy,” which will appear in an upcoming book from the University of Chicago Press, two University of Virginia law school authors find that stand-up comedians find their own ways to police originality

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    Taking Stock: Tolerated Joke Theft

    Joke stealing has been getting a lot of attention lately, due to the battle between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia. Joke theft is always going to exist, for the simple reason that stealing jokes is a lot easier than writing them. But there’s a brand of purloined punch line that no one seems to mind so much: the “stock line.” The existence of “stock” is a generally accepted and erroneous

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