How a Lawsuit Killed Youtube’s Most Exciting Project Car

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3 muaj më parë

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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TheGamblinGoon 5 orë më parë
Who’s project is also their daily 🙋🏽‍♂️
Ken Gutierrez
Ken Gutierrez 5 orë më parë
Well f**k the people that did that
Edward Forest
Edward Forest 6 orë më parë
What a dhit company. Why didn't b is for build just change the name
EdrumSense 7 orë më parë
What the fuck??? why not just change the name?
WarMonger Airsoft
WarMonger Airsoft 9 orë më parë
Them confiscating it is fucking insane, that shit is so outtta line. If someone tried to tow my project car cause of a name, I’d tell them I’ll change the name. If they persisted I’d fucking shoot them
Ivone Pessoa
Ivone Pessoa 9 orë më parë
No no no, that os just a typo, our car is elionor
Bryan B
Bryan B 12 orë më parë
Ok Mopar guys, time to make Helleanor...see if they chase you down to
Sapioit 12 orë më parë
TL;DR: We need to force copyright legislation to change back to 28 years, instead of expanding further and further until everything is copyrighted and no innovation can be created because it infringes the copyright law on at least _some_ copyrighted material.
Brando Naïm
Brando Naïm 13 orë më parë
Donut should team up with b is for build and do this as a collab project car
vaggelis dogas
vaggelis dogas 13 orë më parë
so any 1970 TNT orange Dodge Charger is General Lee if its the case for any car is called Eleanor
mike baird
mike baird 14 orë më parë
Pretty pathetic on the Eleanor deal because 71s were just so ugly and disgusting compared to the rest I put them right up there with 74 to 79s
Justin Schlawin
Justin Schlawin 16 orë më parë
someone name their car "natural function of OR" and past an ln(or) badge on the back.
Craig Elliott
Craig Elliott 16 orë më parë
Merica! Fuck yea!
maxdefranker 16 orë më parë
"At least they know they're free"
Big Don
Big Don 17 orë më parë
Can a lawyer explain how someone can seize an asset for having a name merely affectionately given to it?
Media Pool
Media Pool 17 orë më parë
thanks for the video.
daniel 19 orë më parë
Now days, movie producers just want money, they don't care about the fan base or movie.
daniel 19 orë më parë
Copyright sucks the fun out of everything.
daniel 19 orë më parë
Don't name your child Eleanor or anything else copyright! They will sue you and take your child away!
daniel 20 orë më parë
Same thing happened with samcrac when he was rebuilding that dominos pizza delivery chevy spark.
SGT. RAILGUN GAMING 20 orë më parë
is it really yt most exiting? i doubt it
Owen Baker
Owen Baker 21 orë më parë
If it was just me I would take a Ford Pinto and give it mustang batches and call it Elanore they cannot go after a re-branded Ford Pinto which is the mustang 2
Alexandros Bertz
Alexandros Bertz 21 orë më parë
i would name the second build tha karenor
John Andersen
John Andersen 21 orë më parë
Robert Zemeckis, please don't sue me for calling my car a time machine.
Steven Colley
Steven Colley 23 orë më parë
So why can't they copy right cosplayers then? I just don't see a huge difference there.
Jerrmz 23 orë më parë
this makes me want to buy a mustang and change the license plates to "eleanor" just to say fuck you to that LLC
David Stewart
David Stewart 23 orë më parë
Angry Mack Adventures
Angry Mack Adventures Ditë më parë
whos watching me build ELE-ANOR 2 :') .... That's terrible, respect for B is for Build for making another, great watch!
Shane Trogdon
Shane Trogdon Ditë më parë
Couldn't they just change the name and use for the car back. I'd be dammed if someone could just come take my car
Mahiya Jesi
Mahiya Jesi Ditë më parë
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o0squid0o Ditë më parë
Shoulda named it Eleanarr fuck the people with this copyright lol
MoonMan Ditë më parë
Fuck this world we live in. You cant even give a car a name without worrying about getting it legally stolen.
A. K.
A. K. Ditë më parë
Oh boy... the dark powers of Disney are lurking everywhere these days, huh?
XDD Studios
XDD Studios Ditë më parë
let's make a shitload of cheap fake mustangs and call them eleanor, then get sued and have ALL these poor quality fiberglass mustang shells with no drivetrain pile up in Eleanor LLC's yard so that they will get tired of it
I can’t believe the gang you mentioned was in the comments!
Scott N
Scott N Ditë më parë
It still floors me that they can just take something like a car over the name that they gave it. They took the car. How the hell do they do that? And as an aside, just because they had a legal right to do so, doesn't make morally right. I am pretty disgusted by these people. I would be so unbelievably angry if that had been my car and they had for all intents "legally" STOLEN it from it. Fuck those people.
Bóbr Bobrowski
Bóbr Bobrowski Ditë më parë
You have rly fckdup laws in zi land of freedom
BassyKelly Ditë më parë
Gotham Garage is insanely cool, rust to riches is also a quality show
Tin Can
Tin Can Ditë më parë
this lawsuit is a clear violation of rights, if it smells fishy, it probably is.. you have the right to make a vehicle look like anything you want, its your property, and its not being mass produced, or for commercial sale... perhaps the videos of it would fall under copyright infringement... but the car itself should in no way be seized, its his personal property, they did nothing outside their rights, as i said, you can modify anything you own to look however you damn well please... maybe not road legal, but thats not the problem. if i wanted to make a honda civic look like a lambo, i can do it if i want... its MY CAR. etc. (i dont own a civic, just an example) this is one of those things that shows the flaws or overlaps in the legal system.... contradicts its own purpose. its usually to protect the rights of the people, not opress them, if its oppressive, the judge should be able to see that and rule it fairly. to be clear i havent finished the video, but when you said SEIZED, his personal property seized for simply looking like something under copyright, its basically just an homage to something else. it never would have happened if it wasnt being documented on youtube and popular.... but still, this is basically highway robbery, which unfortunately is a legally grey thing as well, cops are allowed to steal money on your person basically in some states with no probable cause. which again, if its grey, it should rule in favor of the peoples rights, not the against. im no lawyer, but if something is wrong, its wrong. and i know that in law, theres alot of conflicting answers to a problem, aka grey areas. i just hate when its ruled in favor of big business, against the rights of the people who generally support them. i dont even know what the car is yet, but i know that the company basically spat in the face of fans making an homage, and probably turned alot of people away from whatever its from... thats total nintendo logic right there, shit down the throat of your fans. after watching, yes, this is nintendo logic, and apple logic.... what this really needs is attention, and a class action lawsuit against them for damages, everyone whos been fucked over by them needs to get together. this needs to either be sorted out of court, or be brought to the supreme court eventually, because this is clearly wrong and so legally shady its almost laughable. it just sucks that everything legally speaking is always judged inside a vaccum, making any kind of logic not pertaining to the case void. even if it goes from a car to a character when you name it, simply calling it a name does NOT change anything, since like you said how do they prove it. theres no physical evidence, its arbitrary at best. if someone sees a mustang like this, and everyone starts calling it elanor that knows the guy? can they just come in and take it because your friends made the connection, and you just happen to be a youtuber? no.... this is clearly unlawful seizure. might as well seize any child named elanor that happens to like mustangs as well at this point XD. this whole situation is so convoluted its just stupid, the judge that ruled this case should be demoted, this is clearly abuse of power.
teamidris Ditë më parë
My Little Pony Hasbro. Absolutely the opposite. Build-a-bear run the official logo as do loads of hasbro mlp franchise’ going back decades. But the fan stuff is a genuine free for all. It has raised a boat load of money for charities, like riding for the disabled and hundreds more, but it also took the brand in completely new directions. They have official figurines selling for £70 each which is waaaay beyond the normal reach of a five dollar plastic horse.
crispy Ditë më parë
Like most licensing, B could've asked for a license and paid it in the first instance, thus avoiding all the legal ramifications. The licensees of most copyright items are happy as long as their character is treated properly and they make money.
BCshooterFMJ PRIME Ditë më parë
Hello Nolan I'm 36 one of my co-workers is 21 I ride litre bikes and drive a Silverado Z71 LT he drives a 370Z. What we have in common is we like cars we went and checked out 2001 Prelude today. We got to talkin about size trucks and started talking about this video on both realize we like throwing we got to talkin about fast trucks and started talking about the video you made on them both agreed it was a cool video. I'm right next to the Prelude here's a Ford Lightning sitting in their driveway old-timer came out who owns it 40000 clicks on the thing thing was beautiful
kevin zhou
kevin zhou Ditë më parë
so a baby that is born in a mustang and is named eleanor will be taken away.
diegogtz Ditë më parë
Sorry Nolan, but i decided to nickname your mustang “eleanor”
Craig Allen
Craig Allen Ditë më parë
We never got a good explanation of how the LLC could legally take the car from B is for Build. There has to more to the story, like ignored cease and desists or something.
strikezero01 Ditë më parë
44 years later, they try to renew but didn't bail, no matter how much dollar they throw it,. Some body in the top takes the 44 years revenge
strikezero01 Ditë më parë
try throw a lawsuit on that in China, if they copy that Eleanor Licensing, LLC: *lift their finger- .... nevermind gesture*
Fran Durnein
Fran Durnein Ditë më parë
God that's the most blood Boling thing I heard today
frass2000 Ditë më parë
They could have told him to change the name of the project instead of talking it away. They are A holes
Shelby427 Ditë më parë
they should make it look exactly like Eleanor and then call it something else, we know what it is, they sued them for using the name, not making the replica
The Egocentric Predicament
The Egocentric Predicament Ditë më parë
money-hungry litigious pieces of shit this was not right 😒
billy skidmore
billy skidmore Ditë më parë
They took it away? Instead of just letting you call the mustang something else? Like that doesn’t make any sense to me? So if I have a daughter named elanore are they gonna take her away and sue me????
Slow281 2 ditë më parë
I still wanna get myself a 71 Medium Yellow Gold Sportsroof.
Frank Lichaa
Frank Lichaa 2 ditë më parë
the one thing is they took whole cat which was wasn’t right cause they took Ford properly from him cause only the body panels were copyrighted the 2015 mustang wasn’t
kauske 2 ditë më parë
How in the hell do they have the rights to seize the property? That's what I want to know.
JoeGator23 2 ditë më parë
Disney Sucks! They ruin everything... for the rest of our lives. Pure Greed. Back to the Future has respect... and they benefit from their good will. Bravo.
Marty Hopkirk
Marty Hopkirk 2 ditë më parë
Well this makes me want to call my Ford Mustang Eleanor all the more now.
Matt 2 ditë më parë
Disney exists because they took stories from the public domain and made cartoons around them. Now they are preventing others from doing exactly what they did with other people's content. In short, FUCK DISNEY!
George mwamba
George mwamba 2 ditë më parë
Just remember if you want to do another Eleanor project come do it in Zambia we don't have such copyright rules here..
John Johnson
John Johnson 2 ditë më parë
There are some many things wrong about this entire situation.
Stevie Jay
Stevie Jay 2 ditë më parë
There's a French crazy car project, it's a 1000bhp multipla from a c7 z06 base, you should check it out it's on the channel "vilebrequin"
Red Solo
Red Solo 2 ditë më parë
I'm going to shit in a box call it art and name it elanor since they own anything under that made that's made they can pick up my box of shit
raseac 2 ditë më parë
Red Solo
Red Solo 2 ditë më parë
And I'll throw wheels on it
Trey DeJesus
Trey DeJesus 2 ditë më parë
The fact that they were able to seize the car is complete bullshit. They should sue. Changing the name should be enough.
Kovac Mordus
Kovac Mordus 2 ditë më parë
Man... that’s an easy fix, this car is NOT CALLED Eleanor... This car is called Eleanoor, Eleanor Mach1, FM Eleanor or my favorite “E for Eleanor” they can even call it “B4B-ELEANOR” or even “NOT ELEANOR “
Drakenkorin27 2 ditë më parë
Cant he just change the name. Say oh you heard wrong its eloise
Andras Jonas
Andras Jonas 2 ditë më parë
I don't hear about DeLorean's being seized. Lame. Either all or none should be covered, named or not (none being preferred). How is it not free advertisement?
Gabriel Guerrero
Gabriel Guerrero 2 ditë më parë
So can I buy a 1966 batmobile
Hofius 2 ditë më parë
You shouldn’t be able to copy right a name
The Science Sphere
The Science Sphere 2 ditë më parë
I'm naming my unpaid Bills Eleanor.
V 2 ditë më parë
Let me introduce you to French youtubers "Vilebrequin" and the most exciting project ever : a 1000hp LS swapped Fiat Multipla! you guys will love this.
Gabe *lastname*
Gabe *lastname* 2 ditë më parë
Can’t wait to see Eleanor LLC burn to the fucking ground
Brady 2 ditë më parë
so if I buy a Mustang, and tell somebody its name is Eleanor, they can just TAKE it?
fawwaz ahmed
fawwaz ahmed 2 ditë më parë
ok wtf they cant take someones car thats messed up just caus they named it that when it can be changed on the internet. really messed up
Andrew McCumber
Andrew McCumber 2 ditë më parë
Imagine being named eleanor and being legally owned by copyright
Agustin Castro
Agustin Castro 2 ditë më parë
So they stole a car and the us legal system said "yeah take it"
RDREAMS 12 2 ditë më parë
So if i name my daughter Eleanor will they take her away?
raseac 2 ditë më parë
If she's any sort of Mustang, then yea
lil shroomie
lil shroomie 2 ditë më parë
okay but how tf can they TAKE the car just cos they give it a name... thats fucked up
AGwolf2097 2 ditë më parë
So can I make a replica of the police cars from the Mario movie without getting sued?
Peter Parker
Peter Parker 2 ditë më parë
imagine you named your daughter “eleanor” and they just took her from you
The Science Sphere
The Science Sphere 2 ditë më parë
Sounds like something Eleanor LLC would do
Dart 340
Dart 340 3 ditë më parë
Just name the car Ellen-or. LOL Or just Ellen, people will get it. :)
IS 3hunna
IS 3hunna 3 ditë më parë
What if your name is Eleanor you own a Mustang and you put your name on the licence plate
Steak N Shake
Steak N Shake 3 ditë më parë
This is bullshit, what if I named my child iPhone 5s? Can apple just take away my child since it’s “infringement”
Fee 3 ditë më parë
Build it again identically with a different name
Roberto richardsen
Roberto richardsen 3 ditë më parë
how about K.I.T.T. ;-)
smallbustboy matthews
smallbustboy matthews 3 ditë më parë
My goodness, i named my daughter Eleanor do that mean i do not own her, hell she's not going to be happy , i mean i i don't own her who pays for her wedding.
raseac 2 ditë më parë
Only if she's a mustang
judgegixxer 3 ditë më parë
Some poor 11 year old builds a Monogram model of "Eleanor" and makes a video of it, next morning the swat team breaks into his house, arrests him and confiscates it.
judgegixxer 3 ditë më parë
Time to do a Mustang build called "Ellamore" or "Aleanor" or do an "Eleanor" with a Mercury Cougar.
Canadian Goose
Canadian Goose 3 ditë më parë
It’s fucking bullshit that someone can just take your car because you named it the same as another person’s car. Like you can’t just take someone child because they named it the same as your child
PrimedBuddha 3 ditë më parë
Wow, who knew that if you support your community and aren't a money hungry jack hole that the community would flip around and support you even more? /s
Floater Joe
Floater Joe 3 ditë më parë
All I hear is rich people suck. And are afraid poor people will do it better
Wyatt Horn
Wyatt Horn 3 ditë më parë
wait. If you buy the ORIGINAL first Eleanor mustang. can they take it away from you because its named Eleanor ?
Jeiemar Roxas
Jeiemar Roxas 3 ditë më parë
That Eleanor thing is ridiculous.
Davis Campbell
Davis Campbell 3 ditë më parë
Screw eleanor llc.
pepOnshow 3 ditë më parë
Man i knew about this, did not know about why, that sucks man, sucks you can't name your car, like in the movie, even if it is a regular 66 mustang v6 and you name it Eleanor, and its a hot red color and these asshole's since it is a mustang can take it away with no problem because of the name? 3 ditë më parë
I'm building a "Rigby" A 1971 Mustang fastback with a 1973 grill, no hood scoop in yellow with black trim with the small ford hubcaps and beauty rings. Any resemblance to any movie car is purely circumstantial.
TheClamp God
TheClamp God 3 ditë më parë
New project incoming. My new mustang build: El Lenõr
PistonShack 3 ditë më parë
On 3:00 Yellow Mustang has Ukrainian licence plate - that's cool!
randomroly 3 ditë më parë
the Elaine
Timothy Mckee
Timothy Mckee 3 ditë më parë
Hire Cage to steal it back.
Marine Vet One Roman
Marine Vet One Roman 3 ditë më parë
GerTrude LLC as in GT... watch out boys...
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