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Warner Music Group (WMG), YouTube, Copyright Laws and the Nettizens. Another rant

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Uploaded on Mar 10, 2009


Volley #4, with some new information for you folks about the WMG situation, and what I believe we should be doing in all this. The thing that's humorous to me in all this is that I'm being contacted by a lot of places asking for interviews or information like I'm the "leader of the revolution" here. Ya wear a camo jacket and suddenly you're leading revolutions? good thing I'm not wearing the beret...

But this is a little bit of a rant, and a little bit of a "we need to make a social revolution". I may make a second video with the stuff I left out of this one because I left out a good 5-6 minutes of "who to talk to" and "what to do", but something tells me you all pretty much know that part already. Keep the fax machines humming at WMG and Google/YouTube. Social engineering isn't fast, but the results are so much better than brute force.

The other thing I'm finding interesting is that YouTube has stopped e-mailing me about audio takedowns, and they're just muting things without the courtesy of letting me know about it. So if one of my educational vids is muted, please let me know here? Thank you much!

Some links of interest

WMG "Hotline" for people to call and complain about their practices:
212-275-2600 But don't hold your breath.

US Copyright law for music distribution :

DOWLING v. UNITED STATES, 473 U.S. 207 (1985)

"File Sharers Aren't Stealing, But The RIAA Is.." article on Techdirt from 2003

Advertising with youtube info quoted

"Who owns What" media resource on Time-Warner

US Copyright history

SSRN paper on the "Happy Birthday" song

I would quote the e-mail the producer sent me, but that's a copyright violation and I'm not in the mood to beat lawyers off with the shark zapper.

And, finally, easy contact info for these people, so you can send them a fax or a phone call if you so desire.

Warner Music Group
75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 1-212-275-2000
Fax: 1-212-757-3985
DMCA Complaints
YouTube, Inc.
901 Cherry Ave.
Second Floor
San Bruno, CA 94066
Fax: 650.872.8513
Email: copyright@youtube.com
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

Phone: +1 650-253-0000
Fax: +1 650-253-0001

And, yes Virginia, Google DOES in fact own YouTube. they bought them out when Google video was getting the pants beaten off of them by YouTube. old business strategy, when you're losing, buy out the other guy.

Oh, free faxes from the internet : http://www.faxzero.com

One of the articles from an interview I was asked for by "MetroActive" :

There, I said it, and I feel better.

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