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Warner removes more content from YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Mar 2009 1:45 User comments (9)

Warner removes more content from YouTube Warner Music Group has taken down tens of thousands of amateur videos uploaded on YouTube, citing an ongoing copyright dispute with the giant video sharing site.
"Thousands of videos disappeared," added Fred von Lohmann, a lawyer for the EFF. "Either they turned off the audio, or they pulled the video."

Many of the videos taken down are non-commercial family videos that contain clips of a Warner song in the background or videos that cover many of Warner's tracks.

"We and our artists share the user community's frustration when content is unavailable,"
Warner Music spokesman Will Tanous said. "YouTube generates revenues from content posted by fans, which typically requires licenses from rights holders. Under the current process, we make YouTube aware of WMG content. Their content ID tool then takes down all unlicensed tracks, regardless of how they are used."

Warner and YouTube have been trying to work out a licensing deal for months now and in December the label took the drastic step of removing all their officially uploaded music videos.

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9 user comments

124.3.2009 1:54

Seriously, I've heard no good news from Warner as of late.

224.3.2009 9:13

Good luck trying to completely remove all "your" stuff off the Internet. I recall hearing that the Internet is pretty big (and constantly growing).

324.3.2009 11:10

All the great sites come and go.

What do they all have in common? Well, first they are creative and get a following for what they offer. Finally, unfortunately, they get bought by a big corporation and corrupted.

424.3.2009 12:01

More cases of the stupid. Just like when a video of a baby dancing with a Prince song in the background was pulled due to IP infringement a while ago.

524.3.2009 18:22

Originally posted by Ragnarok8:
Good luck trying to completely remove all "your" stuff off the Internet. I recall hearing that the Internet is pretty big (and constantly growing).
Well technically they did invest the money to get the music made and then invested more money to get everyone to know what the music was. So it is their music unfortunately.

All this does though is push more people away from them. Nobodys going to understand why their video was pulled for copyright infringement when some crappy song was playing in the background. It's just going to get the people to realize that they don't own the music they paid for, and also gets them to question radio again. If it's free over the radio then it should be free everywhere.

624.3.2009 19:04

I remind everyone, don't delete your disabled vids! They will restore them one day.

725.3.2009 4:27
leady
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Originally posted by ROMaster2:
Seriously, I've heard no good news from Warner as of late.
i totally agree with you.


But in some case I can understand music studio's thoughts. They just dont wann Youtube to make money from their music

82.4.2009 18:45

WMG is gay.

92.4.2009 22:27

You're going to need a f*cking lawyer to put up a video soon...

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