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YouTube takes down MEGA launch video after takedown notice

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Jan 2013 19:44 User comments (3)

YouTube takes down MEGA launch video after takedown notice German music rights group GEMA was behind the misdeed.
Earlier this month, Kim Dotcom launched his new file sharing cloud storage service, Mega, throwing a bash at his mansion.

The video was made available on YouTube and had many hits until GEMA decided to throw a takedown request, which led to YouTube taking the video down, at least temporarily.

There was zero reason for the video to be taken down as it featured local artists who had given explicit consent and featured Dotcom speaking along with his more of his content.

Dotcom angrily tweeted: "Incredible: The GEMA in Germany took down our #Mega launch press conference video from Youtube for copyright claims. Dear GEMA, all songs in the #Mega press conference are my content. And the artist who performed LIVE gave us permission. WTF?"

The infamous Mega founder says he has filed a counter-claim with the video sharing site and the video is back online. He adds: "GEMA can expect mail from our legal team. Copyright madness."

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3 user comments

126.1.2013 18:40

He should sue GEMA for claiming to have copyright on the video.

226.1.2013 20:39

Originally posted by xtago:
He should sue GEMA for claiming to have copyright on the video.
Sounds like that's the plan according to the article's end,

327.1.2013 4:51

How you like the idea:

The only way to stop GEMA and others from doing false censorship is to put their nuts in the vice and to turn the handle. Or in other words to hit them in the money with an automatic fine for issuing a false take down request where the fine should quickly scale up the more false censorship they do.

As for me, when I was in Germany I used Nederlands VPN, so here are some invitations to f**k GErmanMAfia: seed4.me/invitations - Herzlich Willkommen!

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