Humanity never ceases to astound me with it’s ridiculousness. :/
In case you hadn’t heard about it, a pair of brothers with a YouTube network called “The FineBros” recently tried to trademark the word, “React” and certain videos about humans reacting to extreme situations. :/
They produce videos about people reacting to strange and odd things…”Teens React to the original Nintendo Entertainment System”, “Seniors React to Grand Theft Auto V”; stuff like that. Over the years of doing this, they’ve grown into a mega-channel on YT and become popular, famous…and quite wealthy. So much so, it seems, that it went to their heads. The Ellen DeGeneres show did a segment with children reacting to things and they attacked her for doing so by Twitter…slamming her for not “consulting” with them before producing the segment. They have abused the DMCA copyright law and shut down channels they felt were doing material too close to theirs…then they announced that they were trademarking several phrases relating to “REACT” and were launching a new movement which would allow you to produce “React”ing type videos for your own channel…if you paid them a good chunk of your own YouTube earned money for doing so.
Makes me wonder if they were gonna go after REACTing videos of people reacting to “Two Girls, One Cup”. 😛 (And if you don’t know what “Two Girls, One Cup” is, Google at your own peril…it’s some really disgusting stuff. :/)
Kendra James for today.