How a Lawsuit Killed Youtube’s Most Exciting Project Car

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Movie cars are always cool, but can the owners of Gone in 60 Seconds or Back to the Future sue you for build Eleanor or a Delorean Time Machine? What do you have to do to stop your movie replica from becoming a legal nightmare? If you want to build a Batmobile, or a Jurassic Park Jeep, or a Fast and Furious Supra, there's some things you'll need to know. Nolan takes a look at some of the most recent cases to rock the car world, and we find out exactly what puts a project at risk of being shut down.
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John Thompson
John Thompson Vor 6 Stunden
Thats just people being stupid and retarded. Who cares about the name. I guess I should Copyright my name and sue everyone names john
Chad Alexander
Chad Alexander Vor 9 Stunden
That microphone on t shirt is distracting with the hamburger meat hanging out. Gross
ian long
ian long Vor 9 Stunden
I don't understand how the Eleanor build got confiscated. I can understand them taking down the videos, but stealing someone's property just because of a name. What if i copyright a toaster i named tim. Does that mean that I can take anyone's toaster if they call it Tim?
amaticmk42 Vor 13 Stunden
Is the v8 interceptor a character?
Scott Newsham
Scott Newsham Vor 13 Stunden
You can't own a name in common usage! Can you? That's messed up, thanks corrupt lawyers and bureaucrats.
mark amburgey
mark amburgey Vor 19 Stunden
someone needs to make one and call it felanor and make fun of the llc all day every day
CapApollo Vor 19 Stunden
name it "el honor" the honor or Eleonor witch is another way to say that name.
Firmack Bendera
Firmack Bendera Vor Tag
LOL You used a screenshot of the Yellow Eleanor from Kiev )
Steve Vor Tag
the vid's are still up - I just watched them.
Zackary Jenkins
Zackary Jenkins Vor Tag
I would have redlined the engine with no oil in it before they took it. Oh yah and cut the body in half xD
Uriah Dacosta
Uriah Dacosta Vor Tag
I feel bad for b is for build I pressed on this vid cuz I recognised the car in the thumbnail
DeadkingAZ Vor Tag
Okay, first of all... I'ma let you finish, but Project Binky is DEshow's Most Exciting Project Car... The Mustang was a cool idea, and they got screwed, but give Death's Horse it's due.
Brian Miller
Brian Miller Vor Tag
Wtf they took the car, how are they aloud to do that, the most they should be able to do is a cease and desist having them take the vid down and force them not to call the car that...
Three Five
Three Five Vor Tag
so confused why you can't just change the name to something else.
R S Vor Tag
No way would I give my property up to anyone because of a name. I'd rename it and if they tried to come take it I'd shoot.
BamBam72 Overton
BamBam72 Overton Vor Tag
Just call it Steve or something other then the name that can not be mentioned.
DirtyMoney Builds
DirtyMoney Builds Vor Tag
So do you think if someone finally discovered how to make a real time machine and ofcourse, dEsIgNeD it as a DMC because who wouldnt take the opportunity to do that.. c'mon Would that be in good means to have a lawsuit on yours hands ? ...asking for a friend
Subscribe or Joseph will haunt you
Subscribe or Joseph will haunt you Vor 2 Tage
This is just like suing a cosplayer because he wore the same as a character of a series/anime/movie.
ringhunter 100
ringhunter 100 Vor 2 Tage
gone in 60 seconds 2
Danny Cartagena
Danny Cartagena Vor 2 Tage
Only "Haters" do "Lawsuits" because they don't know anything about cars...?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!...
Liam Armstrong
Liam Armstrong Vor 2 Tage
just name it Elean0r
The Bearable Bear
The Bearable Bear Vor 2 Tage
The global swamp loves crushing everyones dreams that want to work outside the box, but are not members of their swamp...
Phoenix RC Crawler
Phoenix RC Crawler Vor 2 Tage
Clifton Madden
Clifton Madden Vor 2 Tage
Yet another informative and fantastic video! Thanks!
Hedgehog players Davis
Hedgehog players Davis Vor 3 Tage
You can like what channel you like I don’t care. I do not like B Is for build because he takes forever to do things and he talks too much
Patrick Baptist
Patrick Baptist Vor 3 Tage
Yeah I'd love to see them sue me, I don't keep my property in my name, thus they couldn't seize it to start with LOL. But yeah plp are retarded naming cars, it's not alive in anyways.
Hat Man
Hat Man Vor 4 Tage
That's pretty shitty. There's a limit to copyright infringement. He's not claiming the property here, and I honestly don't see much difference between building a car like a movie prop, and straight up cosplay. You don't see retarded lawyers and PR reps for movies going to cosplay conventions and handing out lawsuits. A little more related, when was the last time you saw Universal suing DeLorean owners for building their cars out like the one in Back to the Future?
Michael Saxonson
Michael Saxonson Vor 4 Tage
Didn't Ethan Klein fight in court for this?
Shawn Wesson
Shawn Wesson Vor 4 Tage
Eleanor LLC are a bunch of "Legal" Pricks
BoneBoiz TM
BoneBoiz TM Vor 4 Tage
Copyright is a joke.
j s
j s Vor 4 Tage
ill just make a car that looks the same but call it Escanor that a better name and sound the same but based on Seven deadly Sins lol
Djracem Vor 5 Tage
4:50 BROOOO I LIVE THEREEEEEEE also it's Temecula lolllll love you guys!
rozbi Vor 5 Tage
take pille of trash make it look like mustang name it Eleonor drop old egg on it and send it to those llc asses..
Kaspar Vatle Gjertsen
Kaspar Vatle Gjertsen Vor 5 Tage
So, that company owns this girl in my class?
Cris T
Cris T Vor 5 Tage
It's bullsht they stole his car
Darnell Parish
Darnell Parish Vor 5 Tage
Next time name it the E-Leanor
EDE 20052
EDE 20052 Vor 5 Tage
So how i sitll have My custom miniature Eleanor mustang
Steffan Atherton
Steffan Atherton Vor 6 Tage
just rename it Ellenor or E1eanor or Elean0r...... simplies
ZeeDietCoke Vor 6 Tage
Elenor be like : Any S##t named *Elenor* is MINE! IM RICHER THAN BILL GATES, I HAVE FREE CARS, don't sue me XD
Mike The Stand
Mike The Stand Vor 6 Tage
This is very sadly an American thing and the lawers just love it, I feel if your fart smells the same as an American they might try to sue you.
Guillermo Hernandez
Guillermo Hernandez Vor 6 Tage
wow screw whoever manages Eleanor LLC, they sound like the Harmony Gold of cars!
Isaac Wilkinson
Isaac Wilkinson Vor 6 Tage
bro this triggers me
Dre Jackson
Dre Jackson Vor 6 Tage
Just rebuild it and call it Gladys
WaapRepeat Vor 6 Tage
only in US
Mars Vor 6 Tage
Should name it Elaina, which I guess in ancient Greek means Torch, Beautiful, Light, Bright, and/or Shining
InternetGravedigger Vor 6 Tage
allowing others to use the 'copyright' look would be free advertising for the franchise...
Finn Kuebrich
Finn Kuebrich Vor 6 Tage
I hope the get k
Louis Ringe
Louis Ringe Vor 7 Tage
Having been down this road (owning The Black Beauty #1 you have missed several points. People who build Batmomobles forget or don't know about the little things. First the bat on the door is copyrighted. Next if the car LOOKS like a movie car that is another issue. If you try to make money (like taking a batmoble to a car show and charge people for a picture that is a 3rd issue. And believe when doing business with Universal their contract some 30 pages and X dollars a year. You can build a lot of movie cars, BUT IF YOU TRY TO MAKE MONEY ON THEM THAT IS YOUR FIRST SCREW UP.
Novah Ikkala
Novah Ikkala Vor 7 Tage
Defending your copyright is fine, the problem is when a company, like, Harmony Gold, does this. HG is the company that brought Macross, and in it's day, Battletech copied some mech designs. There was a lawsuit. Fair enough. But HG now lives of suing people for their copyright holdings, but not doing nothing, at all, with those names and brands. THATS when I at least, think suing for copyright is abismal, they are purposefully abusing the copyright system to just live of a name that was popular almost half a century ago.
Vsevolod Moskalenko
Vsevolod Moskalenko Vor 7 Tage
why is there a Ukrainian licence plate on a yellow mustang on 3:01
Unofficial A’s podcast
Unofficial A’s podcast Vor 7 Tage
This law is so bullsh*t
Tim Sinnott
Tim Sinnott Vor 7 Tage
I just spent the last hour researching the history of Zorro and I never would have done that if you hadn't gone "too into the weeds". That's what I love about Donut Media, you guys aren't afraid to venture outside of the car world. I've learned so much from you guys and I can't thank you enough. I hate when channels milk profits- but I watch your ads, plugs, and one day I will buy merch just to pay forward a fraction of what I've gained. I love you guys, never stop! There are plenty of weeds to go through...
jordy velthuizen
jordy velthuizen Vor 7 Tage
Lol Eleanor llc is doing the same what react tried to do copyright claiming a name what a load of bs
Jamel Frazier
Jamel Frazier Vor 7 Tage
Wait.. So they were able to take this away from this man, over semantics? I'm sorry, but that is just not cool at all.
Bikeman Vor 7 Tage
its simple - dont call it by the trademark name- swapping a mustang body cant be trademarked- a name can
Kyle Narkiewicz
Kyle Narkiewicz Vor 7 Tage
Should have called it Not Eleanor
Erik Papke
Erik Papke Vor 7 Tage
Does he get the car back if he changes its name?
Michael Day
Michael Day Vor 7 Tage
I can understand taking down videos, but TAKING THE CAR is an insane. All because the car was referred to as 'Eleanor'. It was not legally branded, simply called that on videos.
Ben Oden
Ben Oden Vor 7 Tage
I’ve wondered for awhile what happened to this project
Thomas Cagle
Thomas Cagle Vor 8 Tage
Screw a company who would take a mustang from some one i plain on buying one and if some one would try to take they have to be alive to take it
Zelda Menefee
Zelda Menefee Vor 8 Tage
it takes a real sack of shit to sue Carroll Shelby, i would never even think about buying a replica Eleanor from these "people" at the end of the day its all about power, control and greed
r burns
r burns Vor 8 Tage
How can they legally take the car which they did not own???? I understand the name, but they did not own the physical car?????
Ultralite NEO
Ultralite NEO Vor 8 Tage
GOTHAM GARAGE?? I watch that show daily
Ultralite NEO
Ultralite NEO Vor 8 Tage
When I heard they took away the mustang I punched my table😂
Idaho Jake
Idaho Jake Vor 8 Tage
I'm going to name a Mustang 🐎 Eleanor. Try me!
Jon F
Jon F Vor 9 Tage
If i was B for build i would have burned that car before they took it. Just to shove it in their face.
Mitch Gabel
Mitch Gabel Vor 9 Tage
I’m fairly certain that the original Eleanor was a 1973 Mach 1 in pee yellow. I owned the 1:18 die cast of that one.
Jamie Crabb
Jamie Crabb Vor 9 Tage
LLC vs FORD I think ford would win because the car Eleanor was created by Ford
Jamie Crabb
Jamie Crabb Vor 2 Tage
@Patrick Baptist your not wrong
Patrick Baptist
Patrick Baptist Vor 3 Tage
Ford would win because they have WAY more money to play the court game.
Chris Crandell
Chris Crandell Vor 9 Tage
Can someone shed some light on what we the people can do about this if we wanted to do something?
Angel's_Gaming Vor 9 Tage
I think that company has lost their minds
Ravied Mumtaz
Ravied Mumtaz Vor 9 Tage WCC made that too
Mychael Magnuson
Mychael Magnuson Vor 9 Tage
Warner Bros has a long history of copyright claiming, they’re really big assholes and a lot of people honestly hate them for it. Warner Bros has so much money, they honesty just do it to do it, they took one of meatcanyon’s videos down where he made a parody of bugs bunny.
Half population Is gay
Half population Is gay Vor 9 Tage
imagine your name eleanor and wear a mustang costume that you buy or make, get sued and your life taken
Ennex Vor 10 Tage
now I want to upload a video called "Eleanor Car Build"....... but it's a model or LEGO. Monitize it, and see what happens....
valladaresRey Vor 10 Tage
Oh crap sooo does this extend to the Fast and Furious vehicles as well ??
Kieran Penrose
Kieran Penrose Vor 10 Tage
There's a quite a few 'Eleanor's' in the UK and a shop of the same name selling them, guess our laws don't allow for arsehole companies to ruin peoples fun 😂
Lucas Araújo
Lucas Araújo Vor 10 Tage
Damn you Disney!
Alexander Worley
Alexander Worley Vor 10 Tage
Im not sure how naming it Eleanor is a copyright infringement since the project car isn';t being sold for profit, since this company is suing people over a mustang wouldn't the company be able to be sued by Ford themselves for their the fact that Ford owns the copyright of the mustang itself?
Spac3 Vor 10 Tage
Imagine he got copyrighted for this video
Michael Hoyer
Michael Hoyer Vor 10 Tage
Name your kid Eleanor, then name your Mustang after your kid. Good luck lawyers.
Henry Carlson
Henry Carlson Vor 10 Tage
Interesting , Thank you
Omar Chavez
Omar Chavez Vor 10 Tage
Temecula... not tamecula. xD
MisterHolaMan Vor 10 Tage
Isn't it ironic that every car named eleanor ends up getting stolen? God that's evil someone should burn their house down
Ben Schmidt
Ben Schmidt Vor 10 Tage
Intellectual property is theft. Ideas cannot be "owned". If property rights exist, then one has the right to use their tangible property how they wish, as long as they do not harm others. IP laws flip this on its head, and prevent individuals or corporations from using their property in specific, arbitrary ways, hence taking away property rights.
SonicCD Vor 10 Tage
Shouldn’t be legal for them to take the car away
Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Vor 10 Tage
if someone was to fan rebuild something i own the rights to i would be fucking *HONORED* i would call them up and go over to them and look at their builds and probably order something from them, and i would exploit the shit out of it and use the attention for marketing.
Ian Braun
Ian Braun Vor 10 Tage
Tamecula: good meth, better Batmobiles!
Billy J. Causey Amateur Colorist
Billy J. Causey Amateur Colorist Vor 10 Tage
Gotta love how movie studios are going to spend as much money as possible to stop people from talking about their movies.
James IV
James IV Vor 10 Tage
I think everyone is just waiting patiently for the gal who owns those rights to die (I'm not even going to be nice and say "pass away") and the copyrights to just disappear. It's rather ridiculous, and personally, I am tired of their BS (they probably found some courts that sides with them all the time, cause they lack the understanding of what's really at stake) Also screw Warner Bros. These are a pain as well when it comes to copyrights
khure Vor 10 Tage
Should have filled with concrete before they took it away. Oh here is your mustang plus 3 tons of concrete.
Paul Campbell
Paul Campbell Vor 10 Tage
As a creator, one must protect what is theirs and not allow infringement. If infringement goes unchecked, it can lead to monetary losses down the road. The *Back to the Future* car, had it been a character, would have been an issue for the courts, as well, but the studio's lawyers most likely told them that they didn't have a case without a trademark or copyright being infringed upon. It is just business, and really there are no assholes to blame, as it is very routine.
metju691 Vor 11 Tage
Just a hint - if someones mother-in-law has hers first name Eleanor you should post her on youtube and wait... ;)
GLR Vor 11 Tage
bonob0123 Vor 11 Tage
cease and desist would have been one thing but how do they get to take the actual physical car over copyright?? craziness
Brxndxn Vor 11 Tage
omg just shoot the f*ckers trying to take your car. problem salved...
mRswoggY Vor 11 Tage
That is just stupid
kindred hammer
kindred hammer Vor 11 Tage
I didn’t know you could legally name a mustang
Wallace Luna
Wallace Luna Vor 11 Tage
Shoulda just called the car "Defiantly Elenot" N you woulda been A okay
Ryan T
Ryan T Vor 11 Tage
I am currently working in China and American copyright lawsuits are a daily occurrence here. They just laugh at them and ignore them. You can buy rip offs of anything here and no one can do a thing about it.
sammorgan31 Vor 11 Tage
Wait. His car was seized? I can understand being forced to take the videos down since that's monetary. But your property is your property. And that car was his property.
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