Greetings Classic Movie Fans...

This is just an update to keep you informed on what has been transpiring on this website and the classic movie content which as you are probably now aware, is disabled.

To start, this is a portion of the email that YouTube sent me last Friday, October 17th 2020:


Due to multiple copyright strikes associated with the videos below, your YouTube account has now been disabled: (NOTE* All of the strikes below had takedowns issued by Warner Bros. Entertainment.) Contact Info: michael.bentkover@warnerbros.com

Video title: In Name Only 1939 RKO Copyright Strike July 31, 2020
Video url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI5B3bsmkwg

Video title: The Tunnel of Love 1958 MGM Copyright Strike October 17th, 2020
Video url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s2VFkB8jg4

Video title: A Dispatch From Reuters 1940 WB Copyright Strike October 17th, 2020
Video url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx5DMTZpExs

Video title: The Girl He Left Behind 1956 WB Copyright Strike October 17th, 2020
Video url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie-DEDBozX4

Video title: The Penalty 1941 MGM Copyright Strike October 17th, 2020
Video url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAInibrGgjs

Video title: Seven Sweethearts 1940 MGM Copyright Strike October 17th, 2020
Video url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8F_jAJkG-k


I'm still confused about Warner Bros having copyrights on MGM, RKO Universal and other studios.

Last June I decided to start posting old movies on a channel I've had since 2009. I hadn't used it for some time and I thought posting the movies now would be appropiate for "old timers" like me and... according to YouTube's analytics, 75% of my viewers were over 65 years old.

My first upload of movies was on June 17th. I was amazed at the response I received. In the next four months I had uploated over 1,200 full length movies to my channel. I had over 600 subscribers, hundreds of likes, many comments and lots of shares.

I wanted to give my viewers great movie selections at no cost to them and without commercials interrupting every few minutes. I followed YouTube's Policies and agreed with them.

Right now I'm working with YouTube, Google and Warner Bros to get my channel back up. It will take some time but I'll let you know what's happening as soon as I have more news.

Thanks to all of you who have contacted me by email. And for those of you wanting to be on my email list so that I can personally contact you after this is all resolved, please use this separate mailbox just for my classic movie lovers: bud805@gmail.com

Thanks again for your support.


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