How a Lawsuit Killed Youtube’s Most Exciting Project Car

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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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Rt 2 ժամ առաջ
I have a salt and pepper shaker that I call Eleanor I want if they want that
Jack P
Jack P Օր առաջ
Someone needs to make a replica and name it Elean'r
Ram Vaish33
Ram Vaish33 Օր առաջ
Now I know why dc is slowly falling
chris garrett
chris garrett Օր առաջ
Its spelt Temecula as a resident im offended 😂😂
MudkipKid2000 Legend
MudkipKid2000 Legend Օր առաջ
What if I name my car after my grandma eleanore
thfreakinacage Օր առաջ
Within 20 seconds of the video I said to myself "I bet it's some stupid-ass bullshit reason", and what do you know? I was dead right...
C4 Props
C4 Props 2 օր առաջ
find where the car got taken to. steal it back. change the VIN on the dash from a parts car. keep working on your car and give the greedy pricks the finger.
Cuchi de Soto
Cuchi de Soto 2 օր առաջ
I remember this court case in the US. Carol Shelby did not lose it. The case was thrown out. Shelby commented at the time the whole thing had been a waste of time and money.
Chris Doleglo
Chris Doleglo 2 օր առաջ
no Nolan,if i name my son Eleanor is? he going to be basically kidnapped and stolen from me... no, NO! so they cant steal somebodies car from them too, because it's more than just a car
Jakob Town
Jakob Town 2 օր առաջ
I guess he owns Eleanor Roosevelt now
Nathaniel Lopez
Nathaniel Lopez 3 օր առաջ
I’m gonna get a mustang and name it elenor and see if they come try to take my goodies they’ll have another thing comin
Nathaniel Lopez
Nathaniel Lopez 3 օր առաջ
Totally garbage
Nathaniel Lopez
Nathaniel Lopez 3 օր առաջ
This is bs I’m super tight about this
Hannes Krueger
Hannes Krueger 3 օր առաջ
I had no clue the Nick Cage movie was a remake. Is the original worth watching?
bosprocket 3 օր առաջ
just call the car bill, you're welcome
CMDR Helgwen.D Hawke
CMDR Helgwen.D Hawke 3 օր առաջ
they should have still named it Elanor . but typed it as 3lanor . dout they can strike you for that ! . or what if ur own name is elanor ? and just named the car after ur self ?
nicholas papas
nicholas papas 3 օր առաջ
The courts seem to be very unfair in America which will trickle through to the rest of us. Definitely not uniting people like the deloran has.
dbc105 4 օր առաջ
It was only a copyright infringement because he was making money on the build via AM-posts. You can build one for yourself, don't name it and there is no case.
Meme fist Idiot
Meme fist Idiot 4 օր առաջ
Do a up to speed on dukes of hazzarsd
Meme fist Idiot
Meme fist Idiot 4 օր առաջ
U forgot dukes of hazzards
Ibnul Bevan
Ibnul Bevan 4 օր առաջ
Fast and Furious cars doesn't have any own name of their cars except s15 mona lisa.Will I still get sued if I built replicas of fast and furious cars?
Joseph McDade
Joseph McDade 4 օր առաջ
I like the B is for Build guys and I think it is totally wrong that they took the car. They should have let you change the name if it is that important to them . Like one other person commented what if t your daughter or wife was named ELEANOR ?? I think you guys got the shaft because of some jerk with no vision or creativity who could never build anything .
Lawrence Eich
Lawrence Eich 4 օր առաջ
Screw them!
Lawrence Eich
Lawrence Eich 4 օր առաջ
Chris should have Crushed it!
all my friends are dead
all my friends are dead 4 օր առաջ
I would’ve burned the car to the ground the day they came for it. I’d rather see my projector destroyed that some motherfucker take it away.
Samuel Unknown
Samuel Unknown 5 օր առաջ
what if i have a child and i dont want child yet, ill name it eleanor and let it be taken away by the copyright company
colin malone
colin malone 5 օր առաջ
America is so screwed up
Graham Crawley
Graham Crawley 5 օր առաջ
Why didn't they just rename the car ?
Aj Cole
Aj Cole 5 օր առաջ
So they will take my buddy's aunts 92 mustang gt that has eleanor on it because the owners name is eleanor? That seems like a way to infringe on the right of free speech because what are they going to do take her car, sue a 78 year old woman and force her to change her name because she likes to put her damn name on her cars. She also has a 2002 ford windstar with the same name on it.
Mark Benson
Mark Benson 3 օր առաջ
Denice Shakarian Halicki owner of Eleanor Licensing LLC is just greedy person. She even sued Carroll Shelby, who attempted to copyright and license the customer version of the Eleanor Mustang he created for the Gone in 60 Seconds reboot and won just because she named it Eleanor in the movie, regardless that he designed it, his creativity not hers. Carroll Shelby designed and created it and the courts ruled in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC. Our court system is so messed up here in the US. So, is Eleanor Licensing LLC going to start collecting people’s personal mustangs if they put Eleanor on the license plate? The courts would probably let them do it here in the US.
Talking Hands
Talking Hands 5 օր առաջ
Companies like that are abusing the system in order to profit from little to no work. The whole copywrite thing is to prevent people from profiting off someone else's work or ideas. But companies like that, who just randomly patents things or copywrites things, do it purely because they foresee being able to sue someone in the future with that. And that's not what the system was intended for, but unfortunately there's nothing preventing it... Edit: Ok, it's an individual who owns it, but she's basically using it the same way these companies do. I guess she thinks she can just live off lawsuits because not her, but her husband, created something that became an icon...
Eef Neleman
Eef Neleman 5 օր առաջ
Just because they have a right, doesn't mean they're obliged to exercise that right. Has anyone ever made a Christine?
Silver Shine
Silver Shine 6 օր առաջ
So if I build my batmobile in my backyard, they could just take it? If I don't sell it why is this illegal M
Luke Warren
Luke Warren 6 օր առաջ
So if I name my neighbor's mustang Eleanor and make a youtube video about it, can they come take my neighbors mustang? Asking for a friend.
Jace Raley
Jace Raley 6 օր առաջ
Sorry this video has been Copyrighted by Eleanor the mustang
Steve VanWagner
Steve VanWagner 6 օր առաջ
Where does the General Lee land in this type of situation
Aniel Monster
Aniel Monster 6 օր առաջ
He Ha, mustang don't go vroom vroom lmfao
cristian cardoso
cristian cardoso 6 օր առաջ
This video mAde my sad
Chad Nolan
Chad Nolan 6 օր առաջ
Lol my dirty max is named Eleanor try taking it from me lmao
Chad Nolan
Chad Nolan 6 օր առաջ
And my square body Chevy is Christine from Christine. Do something
ConfrontationalApistevist 6 օր առաջ Is the company, they have contact info. I'll just leave this here.
The RedNeckEngineNerd
The RedNeckEngineNerd 6 օր առաջ
Just to piss then I'd name my car something close but so it prounced the same but not the same.. f em It doesn't make sense that this... It's not fing badged I'd appeal as it was the working title of project in a documentary and not a character on show fight this.
Bob Rose
Bob Rose 6 օր առաջ
Surely the originals would not have existed without copyright? Why else would the originators sink all that money into the original film or whatever? Tricky one, but just don't call the car Eleanor.... simple! Or are we naive over here in the UK?
your face
your face 7 օր առաջ
Everybody that owns a mustang should name their car Eleanor they can't take them all away
True bonnie
True bonnie 7 օր առաջ
They should not have taken the car away, it a NAME
Kapilan P S
Kapilan P S 7 օր առաջ
Its bad to see how a name killed a great project.
Quagmire Davis
Quagmire Davis 7 օր առաջ
I have 2 of them just like movie car ... well armed here bring it ....
Owen Baker
Owen Baker 7 օր առաջ
I still think that someone should make a Camaro with the old body but current stuff and call it Eleanor would just be a slap in the face to Eleanor LLC
erikbarrett85 8 օր առաջ
I now fully understand the Capitol rioters from 1/6/21
Lubin Laison
Lubin Laison 8 օր առաջ
Maybe we can name the car 'elanoor'
Rudy Bonoan
Rudy Bonoan 8 օր առաջ
Was the lawsuit legit because the channel is monetized and they were using the “Eleanor” name? I’m not saying it was right to steal the car by any means, but how were they able to do this?
Gugljesmece Obicno
Gugljesmece Obicno 9 օր առաջ
Why all dumb people say "unless you are living under a rock"? You are irrelevant.
sailingsolar 9 օր առաջ
BFD! Get a freaking life people wanting to call your mustang Eleanor.
Tarmac1 9 օր առաջ
Change the name duh.
arran shirovay
arran shirovay 9 օր առաջ
Thanks for the info man, I now no longer want an Eleanor I'll go for an AC Cobra
Dman D.
Dman D. 9 օր առաջ
Id find the owner of the LLC and take them on a one way boat trip!
lenard gor
lenard gor 9 օր առաջ
Imma name my car Eleanor.... TF u gonna do I'm in Europe.
dawn cortes
dawn cortes 9 օր առաջ
Thomas has never seen such BS
Takumi Fujiwara
Takumi Fujiwara 10 օր առաջ
copyright is big gay lol. i mean they are showing love and appreciation, they are helping you out, making you P. but no, you need to take down a small shop that barely gets by lol
BlitzGamer3850 10 օր առաջ
Can someone burn them down please
robert quackenbush
robert quackenbush 10 օր առաջ
That's weird because I seen those videos just the other day
Grant Armstrong
Grant Armstrong 10 օր առաջ
I’m sure he could have got away with naming her Ellie
Justin Recherché
Justin Recherché 10 օր առաջ
Hey Nolan the city is spelled wrong. It’s Temecula not Tamecula. Come visit some time it’s the wine country.
Tony 11 օր առաջ
Great video, but it boils my blood that this happened. Wtf.
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson 11 օր առաջ
I know a company was doing a tribute of the Nicolas Cage car, and called it the Ronaele Mustang; I'm not sure if they are still around.
jonki leshi
jonki leshi 11 օր առաջ
The eatable bun symptomatically contain because area crucially impress amidst a cultured newsprint. silent, nifty pvc
dudder86 dudder
dudder86 dudder 11 օր առաջ
What if u have a real one lol I got the one that is in the first shot
Ponyville Prank Calls
Ponyville Prank Calls 11 օր առաջ
what if i name it LNOR?
Honkyhomeboy5000 11 օր առաջ
Well it's good thing I'm not a ford guy. I would be pissed.
Victor Acosta
Victor Acosta 11 օր առաջ
I understand suing because of the name. But taking the car is just... evil. The fuck did they even do with it?
johnnybro13 12 օր առաջ
Yeah copyright is theft, obviously in the case of a guy's car being seized
jey Lee
jey Lee 12 օր առաջ
WOW, that is some bullshit! good way to become hated AF in the car world.
ricky harrison
ricky harrison 12 օր առաջ
i thought the british legal system was fucked how can they take a car that looks nothing like the other
sean riopel
sean riopel 12 օր առաջ
They should have used British cockney rhyming slang and called it "Rigby" or "Roosevelt".
Benas Trol
Benas Trol 13 օր առաջ
I will make a movie with random objects called by names and then I will copyright and steal everything that is called the same name
Hamamunky 13 օր առաջ
My dad has been building eleanor mustangs for years lol
Coco Laughter
Coco Laughter 14 օր առաջ
Parent: names daughter Elanor Elanor Licensing: Mine
Michael Cedeno
Michael Cedeno 14 օր առաջ
SoulSerrated 14 օր առաջ
someone should catch hands over this. feelsbadman.
Rob M
Rob M 14 օր առաջ
It sucks that the company did that, but the '67 Shelby GT500 is still my favorite car of all time. Also, I know a guy that used to work for a company putting 69 Camaro bodies on early 2000 Camaro chassis/engine/drivetrains. pretty sweet rides.
halleffect1 14 օր առաջ
They took the car? where is it now?
Daniel Delgado
Daniel Delgado 15 օր առաջ
So what if they changed the name to Terry or to John or Carrie???
Datcherry8 TV Gaming
Datcherry8 TV Gaming 15 օր առաջ
Well I’m not naming my child Eleanor
Curt P
Curt P 15 օր առաջ
H.B. Halicki is rolling in his grave
CLUBY918 owo
CLUBY918 owo 15 օր առաջ
what if you name your child eleanor
M_8668 15 օր առաջ
yo i watch Gotham garage on netflix
Eli 15 օր առաջ
Eleanore Licencing did not create the mustang nor the name Eleanore. They did not and have not customized the vehicle to be identifiable from other mustangs. this makes me sooooo pissed. I hope someone counter sues that dumb company for more than they are even worth. It would be like buying a yellow camaro and calling it Bumble Bee and being sued by the people who own the rights to Transformers. The batmobile has a completely custom look away from any other car that is why someone can have a valid claim to it.
Lesageduvillage 15 օր առաջ
Guys go and look at Vilbrequin's youtube channel they are actually building a fiat multipla with 1000hrprs, it's financed with a fundraiser that gathered nearly a million euros
Go Leafs Go
Go Leafs Go 16 օր առաջ
Universal can always use the Time Machine to travel back in time and file the paperwork with the courts however, so they never really gave up their opportunity to sue now did they?
Don Natalie Lucas Heimbigner
Don Natalie Lucas Heimbigner 16 օր առաջ
It truly sucks when some company kills the creative abilities of "regular Joes" because it looks the same.
John Kelley
John Kelley 16 օր առաջ
So if my 1997 dodge caravan is named Eleanor they will take it
aravinth kj
aravinth kj 16 օր առաջ
Chris should have named it "LNR"
tr0nb0y 16 օր առաջ
Reminds me of scumbag corporations who buy 1000's of patents with absolutely no interest in developing the intellectual property to advance human achievement, but will sue anyone else who does just take all their money and property. Unethical pieces of shit that force folks to hate lawyers and the legal system. Just because its "legal" doesn't make it right.
HYPER DUKES 16 օր առաջ
I think we should all call Eleanor LLC and complain
HYPER DUKES 16 օր առաջ
Eleanor llc should come and try to come and take my "replica" of eleanor off my xbox.
Saim Shaikh
Saim Shaikh 16 օր առաջ
The first time they got a chance to steal someone else’s hard work in a long time.
Thorsten Lemoine
Thorsten Lemoine 17 օր առաջ
I’ll just name it elenore. Can’t do anything
one shot kill
one shot kill 17 օր առաջ
The general Lee from dukes of hazard when people recreate that 69 charger RT it dosent get seized
tapas panigrahi
tapas panigrahi 17 օր առաջ
Did the pirates pay.?
Mark Lowe
Mark Lowe 17 օր առաջ
Gone in 60 sec's, what a whinny bunch of wankers.
IdealSound & Performance
IdealSound & Performance 17 օր առաջ
You can't copyright a name. Don't mislead people. The name was trademarked and they potentially infringed on the trademark by earning money on YT videos using the trademarked name. It specifically even says on the US government copyright website [] that a name CANNOT be copyrighted. I know a lot of people confuse the two but as a big media outlet with a lot of reach, why add to that? You should really change the video to clear this up, it seems a little more clear later on but at the beginning it isn't.
IdealSound & Performance
IdealSound & Performance 17 օր առաջ
You can copyright a character though which can be an issue..but its still NOT specifically the name that's copyrighted.
IdealSound & Performance
IdealSound & Performance 17 օր առաջ
As far as seizing the car..thats a little ridiculous. A cease and desist on using the name or suit for damages makes sense..
IdealSound & Performance
IdealSound & Performance 17 օր առաջ specifically says you cannot copyright a name.
vr6isfaster 18 օր առաջ
Muh intellectual property!
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