Last week the Twitter account of this website was one of several to receive notification that video had been removed because of a complaint by MGM.
Last Thursday Twitter notified several who had uploaded video footage shot in Matera that they had removed them from the platform at the request of MGM. No Time to Die is currently filming in the picturesque Italian town with most of the video focusing on stunt work involving an Aston Martin DB5 replica.
MGM had used the social media platform’s complaints procedures to issue DMCA taketown notices. Their complaint specified “unauthorized behind scenes” footage as the reason for taking action.
I understand perfectly that the filmmakers would prefer to keep the entire film under wraps until release.
However, filming very publicly in a popular tourist destination in summer hardly seems like a good way to achieve that. Almost everyone these days has the means to film and broadcast that footage.
Since they were filming in public spaces it is unreasonable for them to go after anyone claiming the video is “unauthorized behind scenes” footage.
It is not.
The Hollywood Reporter picked up the story and ran an article yesterday. Titled “Why Is MGM Getting ‘Bond 25’ Videos Removed From Twitter?”