Feb 2nd 2016
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TNT Reacts to Fine Bros Apology
Jason Howell, Megan Morrone, Liberty Madison, and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica discuss the apology the Fine Brothers posted on YouTube. The Fine Brothers are the guys behind those React videos featuring kids reacting to rotary phones, teens reacting to gay marriage, or elders reacting to Snapchat. According to the USPTO, the Fine Brothers recently tried to copyright the use of the word "React" as it pertains to "programs and webisodes via the Internet in the field of observing and interviewing various groups of people." They also tried to take part of the earnings from people who made React videos. The internet revolted and we reacted.
Full episode available at twit.tv/tnt/1441
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