The Mandalorian has been making huge waves on Social Media lately- not because of its stellar production quality or on just how perfectly it encapsulates Star Wars- but because of the adorable cameo of Baby Yoda
Yoda has been a loved character sine the original Trilogy and his first appearance in 1980. From then on, he has always been in major Star Wars media coming off as a badass Guru that always has the wisest answers.
But what really took us by surprise is the depiction of how Yoda would look and sound like if he was a baby. Many were quick to say that its “the best thing” about the Disney+ show.
What shook the internet was when Giphy blocked all Baby Yoda Gifs on the platform late last week. This was so because the suits at Disney announced that all Baby Yoda posts needed to be removed in fears of piracy and “copyright reasons”
This led everyone on the internet to be mad, calling Disney the “Imperials” and the metaphoric Empire from “Empire Strikes Back”
However, Giphy cleared the air saying Disney is not to blame as there was confusion regarding some uploads to the site which required them to review their posts.
What got everyone happy was their glorious quote- "We apologize to both Disney and Vulture for any inconvenience, and we are happy to report that the Gifs are once again live on Giphy."
There is no US legal precedent for Gifs being forced away on copyright grounds.
Experts suggest they would probably fall under "fair use" due to their transformative purpose - an exception made under intellectual property laws to allow the re-use of others' material for commentary or parody.