Wednesday, January 24, 2007
YouTube Copyright Policing
They finally took down my hilarious clip of that Z100 phone prank. In a couple of short months it was viewed over eleven thousand times and the comment thread was pushing one hundred posts.
I couldn't really understand the legalese on that email they sent me but I think it essentially says they'll repost the clip if I provide my name and address. In other words, I need to identify myself and take responsibility for a potential lawsuit.
If I had any balls, a lot of money, or a copyright lawyer in my family I'd send my name in and mix it up.
From now on, when I post stuff I will just leave all identifiable tags and keywords out of the description. There's simply no way for the media thugs to find their copyrighted content in that multi-million clip labyrinth.
I remember when Napster tightened it up a bit. They pulled everything with "madonna" in the title. Only days later one could find the trollop's songs by searching for "medonna" or "modonna".
I am somewhat irrationally peeved that they took down my clip. But my anger pales compared to my son's - they just yanked almost all of the good Wiggles clips.