Looking for America's Funniest Videos; America's Funniest Chimp?

This is the one where the chimp sticks his finger where "the sun don't shine", sniffs it and falls out of the tree!

Sorry, it's not here anymore, you'll have to go find it in the myriad of other places on the web.

Why?  A top-notch attorney finds it at the top of his list to have it removed from my site...

 

Here's his letter;


 
Steven Plotkin
Executive Counsel

November 28, 2005

Re: Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted and/or Trademark Properties (AMV)

Dear Andrew:

I write on behalf of Disney Enterprises, Inc., and Disney's subsidiary, American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (collectively "Disney"), the owner of rights to the "America's Funniest Home Videos" program ("AFV") and to film clips submitted to the producer of AFV for inclusion in AFV.

It has come to our attention that you and/or your affiliates ("You") have posted the following video clip from AFV (the "Clips") on your Internet website at andrewsite.com:

      America's Funniest Chimp

Disney does not permit the unauthorized use of its names, copyrighted works and trademarks. Such use infringes Disney's trademark rights, copyrights, and/or constitutes unfair competition.

Disney hereby demands that You immediately remove the Clip and any other property of Disney from any website owned or operated by You or on Your behalf, and that You provide me with a letter by December 12, 2005, in which You (1) confirm that You have complied with the foregoing and that You agree not to resume such unauthorized use; (2) account for all consideration You have received as a result of distributing the Clip or making the Clip available on Your website(s); (3) identify Your source(s) for the Clip; and (4) identify anyone to whom You have distributed the Clip or who has downloaded the Clip from Your website.

Very truly yours,

Steven Plotkin, Esq.
Executive Counsel
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California 91521-0643
818-560-7646
steve.plotkin@disney.com

SP:amv
Disney
 
 
 
So, to fully comply; obviously, no Clip here.  The "consideration" I've received is absolutely nothing.  The source for the Clip is the internet and it has been distributed to those who may have downloaded it - and I have no way and have never tracked it.
 

I guess if you want to see America's Funniest Chimp you'll just have to go to the web!!