Hey guys, here is story that concerns the entire online video community.  Benny and Rafi Fine (The Fine Bros), who I met through John and Doug from TheMovieBlog, and talked to a couple nights ago at the TubeFilter Hollywood Web TV meeting, have been doing LOST spoofs with action figures for over a year now. 

They have gotten over 4.5 million views on their videos.  Now ABC, has started their own series called “Lost Untangled” that mimics the same use of figures, over exaggerated voices, and overall similar tone and feel.

The problem is that LOST is owned by ABC, and The Fine Bros were spoofing it, which is totally legal, however they probably have no legal recourse in ABC stealing the idea of what they were doing.

My question is, why didn’t ABC reach out to the Fine Bros, and pay them to create ones for the ABC?

 You can see the Fine Bros Lost spoof videos here:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=82EDD56A0B1F6BAA

You can see an ABC’s Lost Untangled video here:

The Fine Bros Blog
http://www.ravenstake.com/blog/2009/02/06/lost-untangled-tangles-up-the-fine-brothers-and-all-web-creators/

TubeFilter News Article
http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/02/06/did-abcs-lost-untangled-rip-off-the-fine-bros/

Let me know what you guys think of this, and please pass this on to anyone you know that watches LOST or works in online video space.

- Dennis

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