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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Interesting copyright curveball from You Tube

You may notice the link to the Woomba wmv is now n/g. newzealandcreative circle received a notice today saying it had been removed for " copyright infringement". Fair enough. We are hot on IP too, as should be all of you. At the end of the day your ideas are all you've got...

Like many of you, we received this as a viral email. Any copyright attribution had been clipped off the end. This is pretty normal email behaviour so far ; how many mpegs or wmvs would you get in your inbox in a day?

In order to test You Tube for You Bloggers, we uploaded Woomba. About 250 blog readers/writers downloaded it. Sorry if it was so clunky and slow - but that may just be a symptom of a flawed technology.( Shrug).

Either the originating network/writers/producers/whomever noticed it ( it would have come up as "new" out there somewhere ) and felt the sharp stabbing pain of IP abuse, or someone complained about the content. Or the You Tube censors got the willies.

In any case, it's gone from You Tube. We wouldn't put money on Lesbifriends surviving the weekend either as the You Tube site warns against posting material of an obscene nature. Is Lesbifriends obscene? Depends which state you grew up in I guess. Maybe TVCAB could help with an opinion here. Not that that their opinion seems to make much difference in our day jobs.

So - that's why most mass consumer media upload/download sites like You Tube ultimately suck. And why we're still looking for the one that will work for us. And for you.

"keeping your nudie clean since 2005"

( To see how Lusty, Trusty & Busty earn their money, check comments. Safety tip: Not actually very interesting. Unless you are studying towards a law degree)


Anonymous You Tube Inc said...

Dear Subscriber:

This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification claiming that this material is infringing:


Please Note: Repeat incidents of copyright infringement will result in the deletion of your account and all videos uploaded to that account. In order to avoid future strikes against your account, please delete any videos that you do not own the rights to and refrain from uploading additional videos that infringe on the copyrights of others.

If you elect to send us a counter notice, to be effective it must be a written communication provided to our designated agent that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):

(A) A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.

(B) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

(C) A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

(D) The subscriberis name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriberis address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

Such written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

DMCA Complaints
YouTube, Inc.
PO Box 2053
San Mateo, CA 94401
Email: copyright@youtube.com

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.

Very truly yours,
YouTube, Inc.

1:41 AM NZDT

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