I just got a notification from YouTube.com that Viacom has made a copyright ownership claim to my film Juxtaposer.
It is so absurd that it frightens me. I got my film's copyright secured in October 2006, and I only entered into distribution agreements that were nonexclusive. I can't fathom under what pretense Viacom has made this claim. There's no money in it for them. The dollars I've made from Juxtaposer can be counted on my fingers. Maybe they just really liked it. Maybe they want to make my life just a little bit more miserable. Or maybe this is their way of gloating over their recent court victory against Google.
Anyhow, I've disputed their claim and I have the documents to back it up. I'm just a scared that my little film will be lost in the shadow of the hulking monolith called Viacom.