Meme Maker @CarpeDonktum and Fair Use Advocates Call on Trump Campaign to Sue After Video with R.E.M. Song is Disabled on Twitter

R.E.M. song rights holder gets video pulled from President Trump's Twitter feed.

  • The day started out pretty epic for Culttture’s Carpe Donktum with the President of the United States tweeting out his video.
  • Carpe Donktum is a meme consultant and also sits on the editorial board of Culttture.
  • Universal Music Publishing Group filed a copyright claim through Twitter, forcing the platform’s cooperation. Standard operating procedure for social media companies.
  • R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills and Carpe Donktum exchanged a series of tweets with Donktum believing it was settled. Hours later the video was disabled worldwide on Twitter.
  • Mills had wrote, “So the meme’s fair use. I LOVE the 1st Amendment! Meme away, folks.” Looks like Universal didn’t respect the artist’s wishes.

Carpe Donktum went live via Periscope a little before midnight, central standard time.

Carpe Donktum live on Periscope, reacting to censorship of the president.

Culttture’s Editorial Consultant Ali Alexander has called on Trump reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale to file a suit in New York City.

Freelance journalist Nick Monroe who tracks internet and censorship issues echoed the same sentiment.

Gaming journalist Ian Miles Cheong weighed in.

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Daniel Bostic



  1. Ok. Now I get it. I watched a certain part of Ali’s Scope 3 times and couldn’t form a clear answer in my mind.
    I guess this means my reading comprehension is better than my hearing comprehension! 😂