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How a Lawsuit Killed Youtube’s Most Exciting Project Car

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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  1. Steffan Atherton

    Steffan Atherton

    ساعات قبل

    just rename it Ellenor or E1eanor or Elean0r...... simplies

  2. ZeeDietCoke


    ساعات قبل

    Elenor be like : Any S##t named *Elenor* is MINE! IM RICHER THAN BILL GATES, I HAVE FREE CARS, don't sue me XD

  3. Mike The Stand

    Mike The Stand

    5 ساعات قبل

    This is very sadly an American thing and the lawers just love it, I feel if your fart smells the same as an American they might try to sue you.

  4. Guillermo Hernandez

    Guillermo Hernandez

    6 ساعات قبل

    wow screw whoever manages Eleanor LLC, they sound like the Harmony Gold of cars!

  5. Isaac Wilkinson

    Isaac Wilkinson

    11 ساعات قبل

    bro this triggers me

  6. Dre Jackson

    Dre Jackson

    14 ساعات قبل

    Just rebuild it and call it Gladys

  7. WaapRepeat


    15 ساعات قبل

    only in US

  8. Mars


    16 ساعات قبل

    Should name it Elaina, which I guess in ancient Greek means Torch, Beautiful, Light, Bright, and/or Shining

  9. InternetGravedigger


    21 ساعات قبل

    allowing others to use the 'copyright' look would be free advertising for the franchise...

  10. Finn Kuebrich

    Finn Kuebrich

    22 ساعات قبل

    I hope the get k

  11. Louis Ringe

    Louis Ringe

    23 ساعات قبل

    Having been down this road (owning The Black Beauty #1 you have missed several points. People who build Batmomobles forget or don't know about the little things. First the bat on the door is copyrighted. Next if the car LOOKS like a movie car that is another issue. If you try to make money (like taking a batmoble to a car show and charge people for a picture that is a 3rd issue. And believe when doing business with Universal their contract some 30 pages and X dollars a year. You can build a lot of movie cars, BUT IF YOU TRY TO MAKE MONEY ON THEM THAT IS YOUR FIRST SCREW UP.

  12. Novah Ikkala

    Novah Ikkala

    أيام قبل

    Defending your copyright is fine, the problem is when a company, like, Harmony Gold, does this. HG is the company that brought Macross, and in it's day, Battletech copied some mech designs. There was a lawsuit. Fair enough. But HG now lives of suing people for their copyright holdings, but not doing nothing, at all, with those names and brands. THATS when I at least, think suing for copyright is abismal, they are purposefully abusing the copyright system to just live of a name that was popular almost half a century ago.

  13. Vsevolod Moskalenko

    Vsevolod Moskalenko

    أيام قبل

    why is there a Ukrainian licence plate on a yellow mustang on 3:01

  14. Unofficial A’s podcast

    Unofficial A’s podcast

    أيام قبل

    This law is so bullsh*t

  15. Tim Sinnott

    Tim Sinnott

    أيام قبل

    I just spent the last hour researching the history of Zorro and I never would have done that if you hadn't gone "too into the weeds". That's what I love about Donut Media, you guys aren't afraid to venture outside of the car world. I've learned so much from you guys and I can't thank you enough. I hate when channels milk profits- but I watch your ads, plugs, and one day I will buy merch just to pay forward a fraction of what I've gained. I love you guys, never stop! There are plenty of weeds to go through...

  16. jordy velthuizen

    jordy velthuizen

    أيام قبل

    Lol Eleanor llc is doing the same what react tried to do copyright claiming a name what a load of bs

  17. Jamel Frazier

    Jamel Frazier

    أيام قبل

    Wait.. So they were able to take this away from this man, over semantics? I'm sorry, but that is just not cool at all.

  18. Bikeman


    أيام قبل

    its simple - dont call it by the trademark name- swapping a mustang body cant be trademarked- a name can

  19. Kyle Narkiewicz

    Kyle Narkiewicz

    أيام قبل

    Should have called it Not Eleanor

  20. Erik Papke

    Erik Papke

    أيام قبل

    Does he get the car back if he changes its name?

  21. Michael Day

    Michael Day

    أيام قبل

    I can understand taking down videos, but TAKING THE CAR is an insane. All because the car was referred to as 'Eleanor'. It was not legally branded, simply called that on videos.

  22. Ben Oden

    Ben Oden

    أيام قبل

    I’ve wondered for awhile what happened to this project

  23. Thomas Cagle

    Thomas Cagle

    أيام قبل

    Screw a company who would take a mustang from some one i plain on buying one and if some one would try to take they have to be alive to take it

  24. Zelda Menefee

    Zelda Menefee

    2 أيام قبل

    it takes a real sack of shit to sue Carroll Shelby, i would never even think about buying a replica Eleanor from these "people" at the end of the day its all about power, control and greed

  25. r burns

    r burns

    2 أيام قبل

    How can they legally take the car which they did not own???? I understand the name, but they did not own the physical car?????

  26. Ultralite NEO

    Ultralite NEO

    2 أيام قبل

    GOTHAM GARAGE?? I watch that show daily

  27. Ultralite NEO

    Ultralite NEO

    2 أيام قبل

    When I heard they took away the mustang I punched my table😂

  28. Idaho Jake

    Idaho Jake

    2 أيام قبل

    I'm going to name a Mustang 🐎 Eleanor. Try me!

  29. Jon F

    Jon F

    3 أيام قبل

    If i was B for build i would have burned that car before they took it. Just to shove it in their face.

  30. Mitch Gabel

    Mitch Gabel

    3 أيام قبل

    I’m fairly certain that the original Eleanor was a 1973 Mach 1 in pee yellow. I owned the 1:18 die cast of that one.

  31. Jamie Crabb

    Jamie Crabb

    3 أيام قبل

    LLC vs FORD I think ford would win because the car Eleanor was created by Ford

  32. Chris Crandell

    Chris Crandell

    3 أيام قبل

    Can someone shed some light on what we the people can do about this if we wanted to do something?

  33. Angel's_Gaming


    3 أيام قبل

    I think that company has lost their minds

  34. Ravied Mumtaz

    Ravied Mumtaz

    3 أيام قبل

    ar-state.com/v/nZK3hpuYpJl9jco/fydyw.html WCC made that too

  35. Mychael Magnuson

    Mychael Magnuson

    3 أيام قبل

    Warner Bros has a long history of copyright claiming, they’re really big assholes and a lot of people honestly hate them for it. Warner Bros has so much money, they honesty just do it to do it, they took one of meatcanyon’s videos down where he made a parody of bugs bunny.

  36. Half population Is gay

    Half population Is gay

    3 أيام قبل

    imagine your name eleanor and wear a mustang costume that you buy or make, get sued and your life taken

  37. Ennex


    3 أيام قبل

    now I want to upload a video called "Eleanor Car Build"....... but it's a model or LEGO. Monitize it, and see what happens....

  38. valladaresRey


    4 أيام قبل

    Oh crap sooo does this extend to the Fast and Furious vehicles as well ??

  39. Kieran Penrose

    Kieran Penrose

    4 أيام قبل

    There's a quite a few 'Eleanor's' in the UK and a shop of the same name selling them, guess our laws don't allow for arsehole companies to ruin peoples fun 😂

  40. Lucas Araújo

    Lucas Araújo

    4 أيام قبل

    Damn you Disney!

  41. Alexander Worley

    Alexander Worley

    4 أيام قبل

    Im not sure how naming it Eleanor is a copyright infringement since the project car isn';t being sold for profit, since this company is suing people over a mustang wouldn't the company be able to be sued by Ford themselves for their the fact that Ford owns the copyright of the mustang itself?

  42. Spac3


    4 أيام قبل

    Imagine he got copyrighted for this video

  43. Michael Hoyer

    Michael Hoyer

    4 أيام قبل

    Name your kid Eleanor, then name your Mustang after your kid. Good luck lawyers.

  44. Henry Carlson

    Henry Carlson

    4 أيام قبل

    Interesting , Thank you

  45. Omar Chavez

    Omar Chavez

    4 أيام قبل

    Temecula... not tamecula. xD

  46. MisterHolaMan


    4 أيام قبل

    Isn't it ironic that every car named eleanor ends up getting stolen? God that's evil someone should burn their house down

  47. Ben Schmidt

    Ben Schmidt

    4 أيام قبل

    Intellectual property is theft. Ideas cannot be "owned". If property rights exist, then one has the right to use their tangible property how they wish, as long as they do not harm others. IP laws flip this on its head, and prevent individuals or corporations from using their property in specific, arbitrary ways, hence taking away property rights.

  48. Sega the Toad

    Sega the Toad

    4 أيام قبل

    Shouldn’t be legal for them to take the car away

  49. Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    4 أيام قبل

    if someone was to fan rebuild something i own the rights to i would be fucking *HONORED* i would call them up and go over to them and look at their builds and probably order something from them, and i would exploit the shit out of it and use the attention for marketing.

  50. Ian Braun

    Ian Braun

    4 أيام قبل

    Tamecula: good meth, better Batmobiles!

  51. Billy J. Causey Amateur Colorist

    Billy J. Causey Amateur Colorist

    4 أيام قبل

    Gotta love how movie studios are going to spend as much money as possible to stop people from talking about their movies.

  52. James IV

    James IV

    4 أيام قبل

    I think everyone is just waiting patiently for the gal who owns those rights to die (I'm not even going to be nice and say "pass away") and the copyrights to just disappear. It's rather ridiculous, and personally, I am tired of their BS (they probably found some courts that sides with them all the time, cause they lack the understanding of what's really at stake) Also screw Warner Bros. These are a pain as well when it comes to copyrights

  53. khure


    4 أيام قبل

    Should have filled with concrete before they took it away. Oh here is your mustang plus 3 tons of concrete.

  54. Paul Campbell

    Paul Campbell

    4 أيام قبل

    As a creator, one must protect what is theirs and not allow infringement. If infringement goes unchecked, it can lead to monetary losses down the road. The *Back to the Future* car, had it been a character, would have been an issue for the courts, as well, but the studio's lawyers most likely told them that they didn't have a case without a trademark or copyright being infringed upon. It is just business, and really there are no assholes to blame, as it is very routine.

  55. metju691


    4 أيام قبل

    Just a hint - if someones mother-in-law has hers first name Eleanor you should post her on youtube and wait... ;)

  56. GLR


    5 أيام قبل


  57. 5 أيام قبل

    Would that mean if you name your daughter Eleanor,they could literally take custody of your own daughter. If yes,that's f**ked up

  58. bonob0123


    5 أيام قبل

    cease and desist would have been one thing but how do they get to take the actual physical car over copyright?? craziness

  59. Brxndxn


    5 أيام قبل

    omg just shoot the f*ckers trying to take your car. problem salved...

  60. mRswoggY


    5 أيام قبل

    That is just stupid

  61. kindred hammer

    kindred hammer

    5 أيام قبل

    I didn’t know you could legally name a mustang

  62. Wallace Luna

    Wallace Luna

    5 أيام قبل

    Shoulda just called the car "Defiantly Elenot" N you woulda been A okay

  63. Ryan T

    Ryan T

    5 أيام قبل

    I am currently working in China and American copyright lawsuits are a daily occurrence here. They just laugh at them and ignore them. You can buy rip offs of anything here and no one can do a thing about it.

  64. sammorgan31


    5 أيام قبل

    Wait. His car was seized? I can understand being forced to take the videos down since that's monetary. But your property is your property. And that car was his property.

  65. no jawns

    no jawns

    5 أيام قبل

    imagine Disney own the rights to Hakuna Matata. A phrase that was used in east Africa for hundreds of years before Disney

  66. Chief puddingfoot [neko]

    Chief puddingfoot [neko]

    5 أيام قبل

    And blame Disney for this stupid high copyright law cause they didn’t want to give away Mickey Mouse lol

  67. at rem79

    at rem79

    5 أيام قبل

    My mother in law is called Eleanor, can they take her away also?😂

  68. Chris


    6 أيام قبل

    Wanna see people talk have b is for build build,a general lee

  69. Alexzander Du Plessis

    Alexzander Du Plessis

    6 أيام قبل

    Elenor's copyright holder is just a dumb Idiot with nothing better to do than destroyng peoples dreams would Love to see his Destroyed Made viral foe everyone to see he deserves nothing less...

  70. Ian Christainson

    Ian Christainson

    6 أيام قبل

    Sounds like legal theviery.

  71. logan13wick


    6 أيام قبل

    The real question is what proof is required to proof that the car was named after that Eleanor. What if for example I named my fox body after my great grandma Eleanor. That’s a whole new can of worms.



    6 أيام قبل

    I understand if they had intent to sell(for profit) replicas. A project car though.

  73. kerbal man

    kerbal man

    6 أيام قبل

    This can’t actually be legal ?

  74. Ryley Day

    Ryley Day

    6 أيام قبل

    That is the dumbest shit iv ever Heard of how is that even possible

  75. Eric Wright

    Eric Wright

    6 أيام قبل

    I could understand if the copyright holders were given a percentage of any profit that was made by using the name and the likeness. But what they did was bullshit. Same goes for the Gotham Garage debacle.

  76. Patrick R

    Patrick R

    6 أيام قبل

    Every 1977 black and gold trans am ....

  77. greg gregorich

    greg gregorich

    6 أيام قبل

    what a joke while watching a this video there is b for build video not just upright but even better its gonna be next video so im gonna sue donut media for misleading video OMG ! IM RICH ALLREADY LOL!no im just kidding or maybe not yey!

  78. ONKEY


    6 أيام قبل

    If you modify a car and sell it you infringe copyright. It's up to the manufacturer to actually do something about it though.

  79. Reuben the animator

    Reuben the animator

    6 أيام قبل

    The reason why the project mustang named Eleanor was taken down cause Eleanor exists as two different kinds of mustang If Eleanor Licensing LLC did not take down the videos and the project car, everyone would name their car Eleanor (not just cars, minivans, vans, hybrids etc) which will cause a headache for Eleanor Licensing LLC.

    • Angelaina Marie

      Angelaina Marie

      6 أيام قبل

      The horror future of Elanor Licensing LLC: Everyone Simultaneously Names Their Car Eleanor. Maybe I'm just dumb but I cannot comprehend the legitimacy of this thing in any way.

    • Angelaina Marie

      Angelaina Marie

      6 أيام قبل

      Why? Are people paying a license to call their personal vehicles "elanor" now? Do you realize how gdfuckin absurd that is?

  80. Pro Potato

    Pro Potato

    7 أيام قبل

    Eleanor Licensing can suck it! I know of 2 registered exact replica Mustangs with Eleanor license plates where I live (different country) As well as a burton Batmobile.

  81. TheBeelzboss


    7 أيام قبل

    Be kind while sitting in your apartment Nolan

  82. Ti-jean Hepburn

    Ti-jean Hepburn

    7 أيام قبل

    So what happened to the 2018 mustang parts thou was also taken

  83. gabrielsburg


    7 أيام قبل

    I have to guess that what actually happened here is the B is for Build guys caved under the threat of a lawsuit rather than actually have something legally go against them. I don't see at all how this is a copyright case. Any notion that the copyright holder has any grounds here, unless the car is meant to replicate the onscreen vehicle, seems overly broad and in a nutshell, bullshit. And though I haven't seen the films, unless the car plays an actually active role itself where it functions like an actual character, like Christine or the Weasleys' car, I don't see the argument for eleanor being a character. I think a competent lawyer should have been able to take the lawsuit and get it tossed from court pretty quickly.

  84. obeyordie 2

    obeyordie 2

    7 أيام قبل

    This is why I hate the world

  85. Devin Noyes

    Devin Noyes

    7 أيام قبل

    Chris should have just done another fastback and not named it eleanor, not changed to a notchback >.

  86. Atypical Male

    Atypical Male

    7 أيام قبل

    The only thing that got "Seized" from DeLoreon was his Coke stash. Lmao

  87. k3uw69


    7 أيام قبل

    I named my daughter after Eleanor the car. Will she get taken away too? Because I named her after a character?

    • Duncan D McGrath

      Duncan D McGrath

      5 أيام قبل

      Did you smash her up and leave her at a car wash ? Can’t believe how many people can’t understand copyright. All he had to do is not name his car .... his big mouth on YT got him that kinda trouble.

  88. anthony cox

    anthony cox

    7 أيام قبل

    Having them stop building under the name Eleanor is whatever but I would NOT allow them to take the vehicle. That is legally owned by someone and taking possession of someone's private property over a copyright should be illegal

  89. erik vega

    erik vega

    7 أيام قبل

    Shouldn’t of named it anything he f’ed him self over

  90. William Faulkner

    William Faulkner

    7 أيام قبل

    Make a 67 Mustang build but name it "Ronaele"

  91. SpicyBubblegum


    7 أيام قبل

    Honestly, it’s a major sign that America’s legal system is broken if this is in any way allowed. Imagine building a replica car and having some corporate big-wigs “legally” steal your vehicle.

  92. chan


    7 أيام قبل

    What about people named eleanor

  93. SOFLO OFF-ROAD media

    SOFLO OFF-ROAD media

    8 أيام قبل

    No one talks about all the knight rider builds smh company’s suck let the people build what they want

  94. Magnitola


    8 أيام قبل

    2:47 Харьков салют)

  95. Carl Basco

    Carl Basco

    8 أيام قبل

    I’m fuckin pissed as soon as I heard they took the mustang,WTF!! Screw elenor men ,they literally took their time and effort to build the car

  96. Shannan Bienke

    Shannan Bienke

    8 أيام قبل

    umm what about a number plate with Eleanor on which is on a 1967 fastback

  97. Jan Vrhovec

    Jan Vrhovec

    8 أيام قبل

    I named my poop Eleanor... when are they coming to take it?

  98. Dallen9


    8 أيام قبل

    .... I'd file for Copyright abuse. Cause he owns the car and even if he makes an eleanor Mustang they don't have the right to take it. That violates Fair use. And copyright is not needed to be defended as Trademark is. Plus giving a car a name is something people do.

  99. Tony Taylor

    Tony Taylor

    8 أيام قبل

    Let's all boycott their greedy asses.

  100. Patrick Doyle

    Patrick Doyle

    8 أيام قبل

    ive never watched gone in 60 seconds, but if I do, Im not gonna spend 1 penny on doing so