Monday, October 27, 2008

The Alleged Copyright Infringement Bandit Strikes Again!

Below is the actual email I got from YouTube regarding a video I posted that had a whopping 42 views at the time. In the video, I am driving a truck and singing along to "When [White Pigeons Sob]"* by the artist I will now refer to as "Shorty". I find it hysterical that this is considered copyright infringement.

The best part of this situation is that my little karaoke video can still be accessed here. Isn't that weird? So it is still hosted by YouTube even though it has been removed. Odd.

I feel compelled to promote it again just because they say I can't. Hee hee. I'm a fucking outlaw!!!

Begin forwarded message:
From: YouTube <>
Date: October 20, 2008 4:05:57 PM EDT
To: McShowoff
Subject: Video Removed: Alleged Copyright Infringement

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Dear McShowoff,

This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a notification by Universal Music Publishing claiming that this material is infringing:

Lonely Highway Karaoke:

Please Note: Accounts determined to be repeat infringers may be terminated. To avoid this, please delete any videos to which you do not own the rights, and refrain from uploading infringing videos. For more information, please visit our Copyright Tips guide.

If you believe this claim was made in error, or that you are otherwise authorized to use the content at issue, you may file a counter notice. Information about this process is here.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

The YouTube Content Identification Team

© 2008 YouTube, LLC
*Title changed to avoid detection by corporate internet spies:) Don't rat me out!



Anonymous said...

You spoke too soon. They snuffed your video.

McShowoff said...

Oh, well. Maybe I still have the cookies. Now I'll have to post it directly:)