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Why I Can't Show You The H******** S***

  • Publicado em 1 Nov 2015
  • tomscott.com - tomscott - Trademark rights are an interesting thing. You can see this thing from all over the city of Los Angeles: but if you want to use it for anything commercial, well, then you're going to start having some trouble.
    THANK YOU to Ed from Media Giraffes for sharing his drone footage! Go check out his channel: brclip.com/user/mediagira...
    THANK YOU to Ali Jardz for holding the camera for me, and for putting up with my having an ulterior motive for the hike through Griffith Park! You can see him here: brclip.com/user/RogueBlu...

Comentários • 10 371

  • Zwodo
    Zwodo 2 anos atrás +57333

    For anyone wondering, he's talking about the Eiffel Tower

    • Philip-Antoine Chevalier
      Philip-Antoine Chevalier Mês atrás

      Wait, it wasn't the Great Wall of China?


      I fr thought this was the HMS Belfast museum, thx for the info

    • Nicky Wakely
      Nicky Wakely Mês atrás

      REALLY I thought he was talking about the Statue of Liberty

    • full stop
      full stop Mês atrás

      Ooohhhhh ok I thought it was the burn khalifa thanks so much

    • JR
      JR Mês atrás

      @DaNoobKing it’s called sarcasm

  • Greg Veit
    Greg Veit Anos atrás +863

    I was expecting to find out why Tom can't show me the humungous shi*. Confused now.

    • Nikola Angelovski
      Nikola Angelovski 10 meses atrás +1

      @POCHAKAJEOI 89 i like how when you use the translate to uk english feature on ayo? It say Come on?

    • Lucas Desvignes
      Lucas Desvignes 11 meses atrás

      whats that amongous thing you talking about ?

    • Blidea
      Blidea 11 meses atrás +3


      POCHAKAJEOI 89 Anos atrás +1


    • GuadoBobey
      GuadoBobey Anos atrás +11

      its even the right amount of letters. thank you greggy *BWOIUH*

  • ecogreen 123
    ecogreen 123 Anos atrás +86

    usa: **makes a giant tourist attraction** also usa: you speak of it, we sue you.

    • The Fake Newspaper
      The Fake Newspaper 10 meses atrás +5

      Its naturally the most american thing ever to do stuff like that

  • KroneYT
    KroneYT 11 meses atrás +9

    Tom's the kinda guy to go out of his way to go to a world famous landmark, record a video of it, but blur out the thing itself and have the video be about why it's blurred and not about the thing itself.

  • Rocky Ember
    Rocky Ember 8 meses atrás +5

    I like how we all recognized the landmark just from the dead grass and bushes on the hills around it

  • Downtown Indy
    Downtown Indy Anos atrás +12109

    "Tourist attraction prohibits itself being photographed." Genius move.

    • Chad Luehmann
      Chad Luehmann 24 dias atrás

      Well the thing about BRclip is google makes money off these images and videos then pay the producer

    • Latest Obsession
      Latest Obsession 25 dias atrás

      Is it a tourist attraction or simply a huge advert that happens to attract tourists!

    • Mr Wibble
      Mr Wibble Mês atrás +1

      ​@Mister Sid 'Allo, 'Allo. Ce qui se passe ici, alors?

    • YesImEvil
      YesImEvil Mês atrás

      @Mr Wibble Fair Use only applies to large companies. Specifically, when they steal someone else's work. If you use something, it never counts as fair use. Welcome to Corporate Hell.

    • Mister Sid
      Mister Sid Mês atrás

      @Sheffo If it was in America I would worry, but I don't think the French can stop me. I mean physically. They wouldn't physically be able to stop me. They would scream in French as a walked away flicking off bits of french loaf yelling Hinky Dinky Parlevous!

  • Avery the Cuban-American
    Avery the Cuban-American Mês atrás +54

    It used to say "Hollywoodland". The original intention of the sign when it was erected in 1923 was to promote a new housing development. But in 1949, it deteriorated so much that the residents wanted it remove. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce defended the sign and said they would repair it. Working with the city's parks department, they agreed to repair and rebuild the sign and remove the "land" part to reflect the district as a whole rather than the housing development
    And if the trademark of the sign is ridiculous, what's more is that even though it's on PUBLIC land, the PUBLIC can't access it because the residents don't want tourists going through their neighborhoods to get to the trails. So the Griffith Observatory and the Ovation Hollywood shopping center are the two official viewing locations for it. Warner Bros has proposed a cable car from their Burbank studio lot up to a new visitors center on the mountain by the sign. While others have proposed building a duplicate on the other side on the mountain like what France did to protect the Lascaux caves.

    • btribble
      btribble 9 dias atrás

      I'd just like to share my favorite trivia about this sign. Something I never noticed until I read about it a few years ago. The W is uneven. Like, as in not symmetrical. the two divots on the top of the W are different sizes. I just love that one of the most recognizable landmarks is imperfect and kind of hastily constructed.

    • Voorhees Jason
      Voorhees Jason 18 dias atrás

      so tax payers repaired the sign?!?!?! then why do we get sued or fined using it. It partially belong to the public!

      STOP TRANSLATING VIDEO TITLES! 19 dias atrás +1

      So it's built on PUBLIC land, yet members of the PUBLIC can't show photos and videos of it to a PUBLIC audience?
      That's insane! Why can a PRIVATE consortium place an ADVERTISEMENT for themselves on PUBLIC ground and then control the panorama of that area, as if the PUBLIC ground was their PRIVATE property and the ADVERTISEMENT was a MONETIZABLE ARTWORK?!
      Freaking ridiculous!

    • Sarah Basto
      Sarah Basto 23 dias atrás


  • Mooooo
    Mooooo Anos atrás +74

    Boss: "Yo Mark, I hadn't seen you at work."
    Mark: Sir, for trademark purposes, I will not say where I was

  • Papangelo Fox
    Papangelo Fox 12 dias atrás +1

    Hi Tom, When you're back in the UK, I'd love to see your analysis of a similar issue affecting Nottingham Castle. When I worked in TV, we were covering a major sporting event in the city. We were told that we mustn't get Nottingham Castle in any of the shots because the city claimed copyright of all images of the castle and would sue the company unless we had a license to take and use the images. I've never heard of living creators of a building claiming such a thing against photographers. Given that the castle's creators are all dead and were so long before copyright was even thought of as a concept, how can they get away with this?

  • Oreo Man
    Oreo Man Anos atrás +87

    People in 3021: You see that blade of grass? Well you can’t take a picture of it.

    • Ok2
      Ok2 11 meses atrás

      @Adam U. horrifing for us the current gen, if somehow we wen there, we will find tha most of the world that we see now wont be like this in such a short amount og time, like if suddenly you wake up and find 2/3rd of human populaiton is gone

    • Adam U.
      Adam U. 11 meses atrás +2

      @Ok2 How is that horrifying? The world will be much healthier with a smaller human population

    • Piotr J.
      Piotr J. Anos atrás

      @Ok2 Good, still too long for the pests to go down.

    • Guywholikes goodmusic
      Guywholikes goodmusic Anos atrás +2

      @Ok2 Eh, projections like that, that extend far beyond any of our lifetimes, are pure guesswork at best. Nobody living back in 1900 knew what the world would look like in 2000. So there's no way in hell that anyone living in 2021 would have the slightest idea what the world will look like in a thousand years. It's all speculation, and nothing more.

    • Arsh
      Arsh Anos atrás +2

      @Ok2 how you know that? Im interested, any link or source you have?

  • Jack Mabie
    Jack Mabie Anos atrás +17633

    “Where were you on the night of the murder?”
    “For legal reasons, I cannot say”

  • Anthony R
    Anthony R Anos atrás +2

    I love how a giant, world renowned landmark is trademarked and you can't film it.

  • IanMlclm
    IanMlclm Anos atrás

    It's a great idea to blur and beep out every copyrighted and trademarked thing EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME. Even in cinemas :)

  • Charles Kinzer
    Charles Kinzer 11 meses atrás +1

    I once wasted a lot of money in California by misinterpreting one of their road signs. I had been reading it as "$1,000 . . . Fine for littering."

  • Just A Random Tiger
    Just A Random Tiger 11 meses atrás +1

    It took me exactly 2 seconds from seeing the thumbnail and title to figuring out what it was. You did a very good job at making it easy enough to figure out.

  • weesalikesmilktea
    weesalikesmilktea 2 anos atrás +6003

    Bless the person who was about to walk by at 1:21 but realised Tom was filming.

    • Matti
      Matti 2 dias atrás

      @Joshua Basa That's not whag he asked. You should take some classes. :)

    • Real100Talk
      Real100Talk 26 dias atrás

      That was a person in a trench coat that flashed him.

    • Spring_Shadow
      Spring_Shadow 28 dias atrás

      Legends never die

    • s b
      s b Mês atrás

      hes at someones house so they know what he's doing

    • МЕМЕ.ехе
      МЕМЕ.ехе Mês atrás

      No his mom called him

  • Chris Perrien
    Chris Perrien 10 meses atrás

    Considering the purposely placed for public view aspect , I think you are safe there. It is no different than any other advertising sign-board. As well ,there are 100's of YT vids that include that sign and it does not seem the owners of the sign have taken any legal actions against them(establishing an over time common law aspect of "fair use"), and YT is not blocking all these vids either.

  • Lord of Trash
    Lord of Trash Anos atrás

    It amazes me that trademark laws are so out of control that you can't even show the white house on a simple BRclip video smh

  • Big hot man
    Big hot man Anos atrás +4

    Then, Tom hears a voice in the distance:
    *STOP! You violated the law! Either pay the court a fine or serve your sentence!*

  • procrastinatingcat
    procrastinatingcat Anos atrás +86

    For anyone wondering, he’s talking about the Hogwarted Sh*t.

  • Near Future
    Near Future 2 anos atrás +15714

    Plot twist: *It wasn't censord, you just didn't unlock that part of the map yet.*

  • D.M. N.
    D.M. N. 10 meses atrás +5

    The great pixel bar of california. Truly one of the most magnificient natural landmarks to be sure.

  • Dom Speller
    Dom Speller Mês atrás +1

    I worked in intellectual property for 10 years and I gotta tell you, it’s a gilded circle-jerk of lawyers and corporations.

  • xxxx85
    xxxx85 28 dias atrás

    So, am I allowed to buy some hilltop land in an american city, put something recognizable there, and charge money from anyone who makes an aerial view shot of the city? This seems very weird indeed.
    If they wanna trademark the sign, sure go ahead but then they should be required to hide it away from public view. The view of the entire city can't possibly be theirs to trademark.

  • Kanok fungnil
    Kanok fungnil 8 dias atrás +1

    Almost all of my friends: *HMM*
    Me: *Casually decodes it and finds out it says Hollywood sign*
    Almost all of my friends: “HES A GENIUS”

  • Slinkerdeer
    Slinkerdeer Anos atrás +8548

    When a sign placed on a hill so it could be seen by everyone is blurred out and you cant even say its name... the world is totally insane

    • Gr1nd3rs
      Gr1nd3rs 19 dias atrás

      That's what big Meteors/Meteorites are for.
      Full Reboot.

    • Shadow
      Shadow 24 dias atrás

      Sad but true.
      Also true is National Parks, not all, position on photography

    • Guitar and More
      Guitar and More 24 dias atrás


    • 2520WasTaken
      2520WasTaken 28 dias atrás

      Private sign, do not read

    • Peter Knutsen
      Peter Knutsen Mês atrás

      You're describing capitalism, and the "chilling effect" that a rights-obsessed legal system can have on those few who have creative potential.

  • Sam Botlon
    Sam Botlon 10 meses atrás +2

    I think Tom might’ve taken a trip to one of the recreational herbal medicine stores in LA

  • Chord
    Chord 9 meses atrás

    The most fascinating part of this video for me is where Tom is keeping his glasses.
    I'm not a glasses wearer, but that seems like a risky spot to hang them.

  • ARandomInternetUser Games
    ARandomInternetUser Games 13 dias atrás

    Ummm, I've seen it on video though. I'm confused.
    Disney genuinely sickens me with how much control they have. I highly doubt that a video that has the Hollywood Sign would warrant a lawsuit. If it is, then they won't succeed.

  • Roy Hay
    Roy Hay Mês atrás

    This is insane. We have every right to use whatever we want.

  • Squelch Tone
    Squelch Tone Anos atrás +16047

    I'm gonna trademark the pixelated version of the Hollywood sign.

    • Random Guy
      Random Guy 9 meses atrás

      I will trademark the symbol *

    • Random Guy
      Random Guy 9 meses atrás

      @Tarantula Gaming I will trademark the trademark of the trademark of the trademark of the sign

    • W
      W 9 meses atrás

      The beginning of the end. We all need to troll trademark until it eats its own tail.

    • qwertyuiop7161
      qwertyuiop7161 10 meses atrás +1

      Calm down Satan

    • Nikola Angelovski
      Nikola Angelovski 10 meses atrás +1

      Checkmate anyone trying to avoid lawsuit!!

  • Pengy124
    Pengy124 11 meses atrás +6

    "Why are you here"
    "Murder.. How about you?"
    "I showed the Hollywood Sign"

  • I spilled my coffee on the floor

    Imagine someone, somewhere, placing
    *"HALLY WOULD"* on a random hill, just to spite those trademark holders.

  • Bobby Hempel
    Bobby Hempel 9 meses atrás

    I can photograph anything I can see from public and post it to the internet. Don't claim that you own the Hollywood sign or that you built it or have anything to do with it and you should be fine.

  • Cyber Punk #386
    Cyber Punk #386 Anos atrás

    Copyright extensions are always "welcomed" as long as they benefit a country that starts with "U" and ends with "nited States of America".

  • Zanybananas
    Zanybananas 2 anos atrás +21692

    Finally after a week of guessing I’ve figured out it says “Hollywood sign”
    Edit: I’m not joking

    • R - G - C
      R - G - C 11 meses atrás

      Poor poor you from 1 year ago

    • Opex
      Opex 11 meses atrás

      I thought it was human sh!t

    • Floorman
      Floorman 11 meses atrás

      @Harp Seal I thought it was hen-

    • Angelo DeLeon
      Angelo DeLeon Anos atrás

      i thought it said hunking sh1t

    • VG
      VG Anos atrás

      I played enough GTA to know it in sub one second

  • NuclearWarGames
    NuclearWarGames 28 dias atrás +1

    People didn't believe me when I told them about how they trademarked the Hollywood sign

  • rev
    rev 24 dias atrás

    Ironically, Disney themselves often plagiarise others yet they want to extend copyright law beyond a 100 years. I have 0 respect for their entire company and franchises.

  • Cardinal Ham'N'Eggs
    Cardinal Ham'N'Eggs 11 meses atrás +37

    According to the Disney movie _The Rocketeer,_ the sign originally read “HOLLYWOODLAND”, but the last four letters were destroyed in 1938 by the explosion of a leaky rocket pack that was being piloted by Hollywood actor and secret Nazi spy Neville Sinclair, who crashed into that part of the sign while escaping the explosion of the Nazi airship _Luxembourg._

  • Rakuen Growlithe
    Rakuen Growlithe 9 meses atrás

    If a company doesn't want something shown, don't make it a big public display. If you put the sign on a hill overlooking the city... too bad, it's going to be seen. They clearly haven't made an effort to prevent people from seeing the sign by covering it up or putting a fence around it, so they have no right to complain.

  • Skagkiller1230
    Skagkiller1230 2 anos atrás +11679

    Ah yes, The *[REDACTED] [REDACTED]* .
    My favorite landmark.

    • Jordan Anderson
      Jordan Anderson 10 dias atrás

      @AIO BRclipr TV No we are talking about the [REDACTED] [NONDESCRIPT OBJECT], which is located in [CLASSIFIED STATE]

    • Nath
      Nath Mês atrás

      Great music there

    • AIO YouTuber TV
      AIO YouTuber TV Anos atrás

      @Sootierlamb different. It's in [CLASSIFIED LOCATION], right? Or are we talking about a different [REDACTED]?

    • Skagkiller1230
      Skagkiller1230 Anos atrás

      @Sootierlamb perhaps

    • Sootierlamb
      Sootierlamb Anos atrás

      So you know about scp site [REDACTED]

  • Jay Robinson
    Jay Robinson 9 meses atrás

    It would be trivial with today's vfx to paint out the sign and replace it with a digital double. I wonder if any filmmakers have taken this route just to avoid the hassle.

  • The Good Stuff
    The Good Stuff Anos atrás

    I feel unease, like this is a prerequisite to us being screwed as a race, the whole thing feels off.

  • niki stefan
    niki stefan 11 meses atrás +2

    BRclipr: I once was in the holy woods and I saw a ghost...
    BRclip: and I took that personally

  • Igenyar Saharam
    Igenyar Saharam Mês atrás

    For that matter, I think whether you would get into an expensive law suit or not depends on how rich you are.

  • TheBlueArcher
    TheBlueArcher 3 anos atrás +8801

    Weirdly, though, with it blurred out, and no context, it's hard to tell where you actually are. Without the hollywood sign, it's just a nondescript hill.

    • Jordan Anderson
      Jordan Anderson 10 dias atrás

      Well yall just typed "hollywood sign".
      And so did I.

    • Mas
      Mas 11 dias atrás


    • spooky
      spooky 28 dias atrás

      @Little Moth you have a brain the size of a moth

    • HunterShows
      HunterShows Mês atrás

      In Los Angeles we would call that a mountain.

      A. DUBITANTE 2 meses atrás +2

      Over a really ugly landscape…

  • The Rayven
    The Rayven 11 meses atrás +1

    Ok, here's how the trademark and copyright thing works... Take "Hollywood for example... If you upload a video such as this and it is used solely for entertainment purposes, it is totally fine... It is legal, especially if the video was demonized (no advertising)... However, here's a good example... "Rockstar Games" used this technique to their advantage... Look at two VERY popular videogames from "Rockstar Games", "Grand Theft Auto San Andreas", and "Grand Theft Auto V"... Let's start with San Andreas... They use SIMILAR names, for example: San Andreas = California, Las Venturas = Las Vegas, San Fierro = San Francisco etc... Same with GTA V, Los Santos = Los Angeles, Vinewood = Hollywood etc... (Both games based in the same location, so..) these games are commercially sold, and therefore, the locations and their names could not be used...
    There are other ways around the copyright thing like rearranging some of the letters of the word... For example: "Holeywood" "Hollyword" "Holeyword" etc... Notice they resembled "Hollywood" but don't exactly SAY "Hollywood"... Therefore, there is no copyright infringement...

  • Brian Straight
    Brian Straight 11 meses atrás +1

    I dunno, you take your giant "trademarked" thing stick it on a giant hill in the middle of a highly-populated and highly-visited tourist attracting city you sort of lose some "right" to defend it and get upset when people take pictures of it, no?

    • Saldivinorum
      Saldivinorum 11 meses atrás +1

      You obviously have no clue what you're talking about. Suffice to say there's no law against filming the Hollywood Sign. Dude is bullshiting for views, and you fell for it...smfh

  • Hehe Höhö
    Hehe Höhö 11 meses atrás

    I appreciate that you put Finnish subtitled since I have never seen them before in videos that are in English

  • Mike Dubo
    Mike Dubo 18 dias atrás

    Honestly, of all the tourist sights out there, the Hollywood sign is the one I wouldn't mind seeing burn to the ground.

  • kasakitiku
    kasakitiku 3 anos atrás +57573

    "So how did you get arrested?"
    "Oh, I killed 3 men."
    "I shot a kid."
    *"Oh, I filmed the hollywood sign."*

    • raiden
      raiden 11 meses atrás

      What's his old pfp?

    • Censeory
      Censeory 11 meses atrás

      u said hol****** si** and ur alredy in prison so will u be sent to double prison

    • Ton AMG
      Ton AMG 11 meses atrás

      Its actually for using it in a commercial video. Not for filming it.
      You can film it and used it on youtube but your video might get demonetised, that’s all.

    • waya
      waya 11 meses atrás

      u need to say h******** s*** or you’ll get sued

    • Crangis McBasketball
      Crangis McBasketball Anos atrás

      Commenting before the thread is locked at 500 replies.

  • EndLess1UP
    EndLess1UP 24 dias atrás

    I see this more as informational and could be on PBS in the US or one of the many similar channels in the UK.

  • Thomas Vleminckx
    Thomas Vleminckx 11 meses atrás +1

    That zoomed out shot of LA with the little blurry cube in the top left made me laugh. Such absurdity.

  • The Harlequin
    The Harlequin 18 dias atrás

    With every bleep I imagine Tom swearing vigorously.

  • San Yasi
    San Yasi Anos atrás +1

    I'm going to buy a hill, put a giant sign on it and get rich by going after people who show photos of it

  • crazymonkeyVII
    crazymonkeyVII Anos atrás +6991

    The fact that Disney internationally has so much power that it can extend copyright up to a lifespan after the original creator dies is quite disturbing to me...

    • S G G
      S G G 18 horas atrás

      they have the power to brainwash your children with propaganda as well.

    • quail P
      quail P 9 dias atrás

      many Specific copyrights already dont expire until a while after the owner dies, its not exclusive to Disney in any way

    • Felicity Gee
      Felicity Gee 12 dias atrás

      @a b but the creator of winnie the pooh died in 1956 and the rights would have been free anyway, but Disney bought the rights in 1961 and recreated the characters thus extending the copyright. The only book images previously copyrighted after the authors death in England was Peter Pan since it was gifted to the royal Ormond Street childrens hospital. I presume the reason the original drawings are not copyrighted is because they were not part of the AA Milne estate

    • Erik
      Erik 13 dias atrás

      @Carlos Reasonable, even steep, taxes are one thing. Total confiscature and the loss of _all_ property rights is quite another. If you really support total seizure of all assets after death, I must indeed salute uour radical consistency.

    • Carlos
      Carlos 14 dias atrás +1

      @Erik Yes, there should absolutely be major restrictions on the transfer of personal wealth via inheritance, in addition to a genuinely progressive income tax and other measures to combat massive social inequality. For that matter, major corporations themselves should be nationalized and taken out of private ownership. Not sure why you're pretending there is some kind of contradiction here.

  • SquarecraftBOOM
    SquarecraftBOOM 16 dias atrás

    What people expect of Hollywood:
    Wow I saw my favorite celebrity
    What they actually got:
    Stay back scary homeless person

  • Morten R L
    Morten R L Mês atrás

    So if I build something on a mountain, nobody's allowed to take pictures of the mountain anymore? Got it

  • Emperor Sascharoni
    Emperor Sascharoni Anos atrás

    Is this the same thing like with the eiffel tower at night ? From what I know its because the lights are not old enough so they have protection.

  • IcemanJuice
    IcemanJuice 24 dias atrás

    A public attraction you need permission to film/photograph is the most American thing.

  • Crater Lock
    Crater Lock 2 anos atrás +10969

    Plot twist: it wasn't censored. It actually looked like this.

    • Absentia
      Absentia Anos atrás

      Double plot twist: every picture or video that doesn't look censored IS censored.

    • A Possibly Heretical Alpha Legionnaire
      A Possibly Heretical Alpha Legionnaire Anos atrás

      Goddamn low render distance

    • LeoTheSleepingDog
      LeoTheSleepingDog Anos atrás

      @KruKruu baka. Did you forget something

    • Lynn
      Lynn Anos atrás

      @J.Q Esperas ik HAHAHAHA

    • J.Q Esperas
      J.Q Esperas Anos atrás

      I just asked you “bakit” = why?
      because you replied - “tf”, on me...
      it's OKAY. 😂

  • Romantic Outlaw
    Romantic Outlaw Anos atrás

    sounds like fair use if you're using it in this way, but fighting that would also be prohibitively expensive for most people. Which is absurd

  • Beat Crimes
    Beat Crimes Anos atrás

    Same for Trafalgar Square in London, UK. You have to apply for permission.

  • Just__Ollie
    Just__Ollie Mês atrás

    Fun fact. There’s a small Irish town in county Wicklow called Hollywood. The town actually has a sign on a hillside that says Hollywood. The thing is Hollywood can’t sue the place. Because it’s a town.

  • Gurrane4621 4
    Gurrane4621 4 11 meses atrás

    Actually Ferrari lost a court case on the use of someone building a 250 GTO because they haven’t used the design in more than 5 years

  • zdanee
    zdanee Anos atrás +3373

    USA: puts giant sign on mountain you can literally see anywhere
    Also USA: you make a picture in the general direction of this or you say it out loud, you pay a fine!

    • Mr.Voided
      Mr.Voided 25 dias atrás

      Is it the Hollywood sign?

    • Jackie Frankie
      Jackie Frankie 29 dias atrás

      We need and commercial ad sign on the moon so nobody can take pictures of the moon

    • Davus Maximus
      Davus Maximus Mês atrás +1

      @Enclosed Pool Area indeed. Not having true, unbridled freedom of speech is a good thing. Freedom to not be in fear of your life, freedom of privacy, and freedom from slander are all SIGNIFICANTLY more important than limitless freedom of speech. :)

    • Silence me Violate me
      Silence me Violate me Mês atrás

      That's true of many landmarks. Study before you whine about something.

    • 1nspir3d
      1nspir3d 11 meses atrás +2

      @Jonathan M what if, for instance, a random couple wants to make some photos in front of the tower and they hire a photographer for this job. Thus this photographer should pay a fine since he's being paid for making these photos?

  • Bkuuzin
    Bkuuzin Anos atrás +6

    Jokes on the lawyers, I spelled HoIIywood with uppercase i’s!

  • Subangelis Gaming
    Subangelis Gaming 10 meses atrás

    You are free to show it because this was an educational video

  • Harry McGuiver
    Harry McGuiver Anos atrás

    The same goes for the Eiffel Tower. You are not allowed to take and post photos when it is lit.

  • Faith Breaker
    Faith Breaker Anos atrás

    Never thought I'd learn so much about the Hoover Dam in 2 minutes

  • Kerlongree
    Kerlongree Anos atrás +11687

    My eyes: hollywood sign
    My mind: H O T T E S T S H I T

    • 6325 Abhijay Agarwal
      6325 Abhijay Agarwal Anos atrás +1

      H U M O N G O U S S I T E

    • Kerlongree
      Kerlongree Anos atrás

      @Daniel about everyone complaining about the lack of a T

    • Daniel
      Daniel Anos atrás

      @Kerlongree what you talk about ?

    • Kerlongree
      Kerlongree Anos atrás

      @Daniel ok then, good for you now? is your life better?

    • Daniel
      Daniel Anos atrás


  • Jason Hatt
    Jason Hatt 11 meses atrás

    I must've seen that sign on TV a dozen times! ...oh... maybe they had the rights to it?

  • Dialga's dreaded
    Dialga's dreaded 10 meses atrás

    for all that it's good for, I hope you don't get sued for this video. I didn't even know it was trademarked. yay knowledge!

  • Is It Faster?
    Is It Faster? 9 meses atrás +7

    When someone in China says freedom: 0:08

  • Camarada Forte
    Camarada Forte Anos atrás +1

    That's capitalism for ya. Bourgeois states and their laws. Great work!

  • A hip to the hop
    A hip to the hop 2 anos atrás +5452

    Will Holly sign the contract?
    I hope *Holly would sign*

    • AiryGoats
      AiryGoats 9 meses atrás

      Ba dum tss

    • polpa
      polpa Anos atrás


    • Faris Fahmi
      Faris Fahmi Anos atrás

      you are my new favourite person in the whole wide world

    • Ashe
      Ashe Anos atrás +1

      Why not? I think Holly wood sign it

    • Raeyan
      Raeyan Anos atrás

      That was such a bad pun rhat it made me laugh

  • Louise Massie
    Louise Massie Mês atrás +5

    "Oh My God, it's bright out here!" I'm still giggling!!!
    Come to Florida, the humidity in 2022 will melt your face off....
    Some years are bad, some years are worse, even the state birds are begging to come indoors (mosquitoes)

  • kirber korber
    kirber korber 28 dias atrás +1

    Actually that's not pixelated, it's a voxel-like sculpture created in the medieval era and it's actually called "the h******** s***"

  • Nonya Damnbusiness
    Nonya Damnbusiness Mês atrás

    Patent and copyright law in the United States is ridiculous. They've been extended, when in modern times they should have been shortened. The courts' interpretation of patent has often been downright stupid. Henry Ford is credited with all sorts of things he did not do and rarely credited with his one big contribution to American automobile manufacturing. He broke the Selden patent, which was a vague motorized carriage patent broadly interpreted by the courts. By the time we got involved in WWI, the US had to buy aircraft from France, largely because the court's broad interpretation of the Wright Brothers' patents had hamstrung the U.S. aircraft industry for a decade.

  • AGWittmann
    AGWittmann Anos atrás

    What is so interesting about this? The hill looks like a mine dump, the vegetation looks sickly and this city leechs the groundwater like Nestlé

  • Widad Oteh
    Widad Oteh 6 anos atrás +8331

    'Oh my God it's bright out here.' - British people exposed to the sun for too long.

  • Ale0905_
    Ale0905_ 21 dia atrás

    Am I the only one who after the video went searching for the landmark photo online just to have the satisfaction of seeing it uncensored, even though I perfectly know how it looks?

  • Thomas S
    Thomas S Mês atrás

    One of the many reasons I think ALL trademarks, copyrights, patents, etc should only last 20 years.
    And none of this nonsense that big pharma does with altering one tiny thing to extend the patent. Nah, you get a new patent on that new tiny thing, while all of the original is now in public domain.

  • Kunal Shah
    Kunal Shah Mês atrás

    Me: *clicking on this video thinking the title of the video says "Why I Can't Show You The Hen**i Sh*t".*
    Tom: "let's talk about [REDACTED] [REDACTED]. Yes, that landmark."
    Me: *feels both intrigued and let down at the same time.*

    HYUKLDER1 11 meses atrás

    The commercial Hollywoodland sign was put there by a real estate developer in 1923.

  • MargaretTheSquareBody
    MargaretTheSquareBody Anos atrás +4765

    If you're confused, he's talking about the Vinewood Sign.

    • The Kiwi Da
      The Kiwi Da Anos atrás

      Looks like hes filming from the Diamond Casino

    • banuno
      banuno Anos atrás

      @Juris Jairus shut up

    • 𝗔𝗝 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲
      𝗔𝗝 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲 Anos atrás

      But Vinewood doesn’t start with H

    • CrimsonFnb
      CrimsonFnb Anos atrás

      @R/woosh Me Hollywood sign

    • Pot
      Pot Anos atrás

      thats only in gta san andreas and gta 5 in real life its hollywood sign

  • Dim T
    Dim T 28 dias atrás

    The thing with trademark and copyright is a little more complicated. Copyrighted work also has to do with who can sell a thing. So one could sell old mickey mouse cartoons same way one can simply print and sell their own version of cinderella.
    Likewise its about how the thing can be used in other works. One could make a movie and have mickey in it. This is how it is with sherlock holmes, with the estate fighting elements like holmes respecting women or having feelings as being part of the later stories and thus part of the still copyrighted work so they would be subject to licensing.
    Trademark here would mean that you can't claim to be Disney nor use the modern designs, but a public domain steamboat willie could be legally sold by anyone, addded to any streaming service or shown in any cinemas with 0 royalties paid

  • Mike V
    Mike V Anos atrás

    For many decades in the past, it was supposedly illegal under French intellectual property law to photograph the Eifel Tower, because someone held the exclusive rights to do that.

    • Nuclear bomb
      Nuclear bomb Anos atrás

      Now it's only the lights on it apparently

  • Ernest Khalimov
    Ernest Khalimov 9 meses atrás

    it took me a few hours to realize that the censored title of the video was not swear words

  • Rachelle
    Rachelle Anos atrás

    Out of the 5 million people who watched this video, there are probably some that actually don't know what that landmark is.

  • creativename
    creativename Anos atrás +2362

    *Mmmm yes, I too love the infamous gigantic pixels on a hill.*

    • coolosc 74
      coolosc 74 11 dias atrás

      @BoostedB18B1 let someone have a joke and not ur joke his joke

    • why is my channel here
      why is my channel here 23 dias atrás +1

      @macforme only the big real Chad's can climb them

    • macforme
      macforme 23 dias atrás

      How does someone climb blurry pixels?

    • serbiey
      serbiey 23 dias atrás

      it's a great national treasure. cant believe I've seen it in person

    • Alexander
      Alexander 24 dias atrás +2

      Must be in japan

  • Wiktor Szymczak
    Wiktor Szymczak 9 meses atrás +1

    Thank god looking at it live isnt illegal

  • Whatever4690
    Whatever4690 28 dias atrás

    That is trademarking taken too far, in fact the entire law is taken too far in greed imo.

  • frinpi
    frinpi 11 meses atrás

    fun fact: holly wood sign is a mix of dolly (popular in brazil) holy, wow, good, sigma and the letter N

  • MaxMOCs
    MaxMOCs Anos atrás +1

    Ah, yes, the Himalayan Sh*t. The sh*t so big, it cannot be shown on video or in photographs because it is a Himalayan-sized sh*t, and that is disgusting.

  • Corey Seet
    Corey Seet Anos atrás +2186

    Ight I understand most trademark/copyrighted stuff, but this is f***ing rediculous. Almost as rediculous as Disney wanting to copyright Hakuna Matata (a common Swahili phrase), Dia de los Muertos, and Loki

    • Gamer Guy
      Gamer Guy 15 dias atrás

      @Orion Polestar they’re the same character but used differently it’s just like Christianity, Judaism, and Islamic faith same god different paths

    • Orion Polestar
      Orion Polestar 16 dias atrás

      @Crimson miner one is a myth that’s existed for over 2000 years and the other is a comic book character hope this helps

    • Crimson miner
      Crimson miner 16 dias atrás

      @Orion Polestar same difference.

    • Orion Polestar
      Orion Polestar 17 dias atrás

      In all fairness to Disney, they weren’t trying to copyright Loki the Norse god, they were specifically copyrighting their own version of him

    • Levi Rabasco
      Levi Rabasco 21 dia atrás

      @Weekblues "Urla in italiano"

  • Lachende Krähe
    Lachende Krähe 9 meses atrás +1

    Plot twist: Tom Scott gets sued for defamation for making Hollywood look like aggressive sue-happy assholes.

  • Alex
    Alex Anos atrás

    Haha Idc if it's legal or not, I would film it and talk about it anyway xD

  • mason farnsworth
    mason farnsworth 10 meses atrás

    Ahhhhhh yes. The sign of poverty, prosperity and dead dreams.

  • Paddy Cakes
    Paddy Cakes 10 meses atrás

    This is what overthinking in anxiety looks like.