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Now James Bond Short Gets Yanked

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:23


Adi Shankar, the producer behind the controversial Power/Rangers fan-film, has now had has his new James Bond short yanked from YouTube due to similar copyright infringement claims.

This time it's MGM who filed the complaint, and now the video has stopped playing after about 12 hours.

While the Power/Rangers fan-film is back online due to director Joseph Khan filing a counter-claim, Shankar has released a statement that he will not be fighting MGM.

“I have the utmost respect for MGM and the iconic character of James Bond, and although I believe my video is clearly a parody of James Bond, I will refrain from reposting it online out of respect," Shankar said, reports Deadline.

Shankar's James Bond short, "In Service Of Nothing," consisted of animated storyboards featuring James Bond reliving his glory days in a flashback and used the likeness of Sean Connery.

Regarding the relevant copyright law, parodies of another creator's works are allowed (short explanation).