Hahahahahaha!!! Help, Youtube is Repressing Me!!!

First, have a look at this video of Huxley dancing.

Now, have a look at this email I just got from YoutTube:

Dear gregladen,

Your video, Dancing, may have content that is owned or licensed by SME.

No action is required on your part; however, if you are interested in learning how this affects your video, please visit the Content ID Matches section of your account for more information.

– The YouTube Team


…. ah … nope ….

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11 thoughts on “Hahahahahaha!!! Help, Youtube is Repressing Me!!!

  1. Wow – I knew of patent trolls like Lodsys, but at least they do hold pieces of paper that state they have some patent or other. We’ll have to invent a name for folks who claim copyright they don’t actually have.

  2. Don’t worry too much about that; it’s an automated thing that the corporate d-bags who yank YouTube’s choke chain run videos through. YouTube technically isn’t supposed to do that, but they do anyway.

    By the way, SME is Sony Music Europe.

  3. The problem is that fair use is not as clearly spelled out in copyright law as it could be, so precedent plays a large role in determining a fair use claim. However in this particular instance the precedent is about as clear cut as it can get, see Lenz v. Universal.

    It’s sad that in Germany they are blocking the video but with copyright law variations around the globe it’s currently an unavoidable consequence.

  4. You should reverse your video before you upload it. His dancing in reverse will be the same, but then we can hear about “Satan Sweet Satan”.

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