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Fuck SST Records (Copyright Nazis)

In July 2011, SST Records began doling out copyright strikes to YouTube accounts that had previously uploaded SST content (in some cases more than four years prior), failing to give so much as a warning. SST could have issued warnings, they could have blocked the content, they could have even chosen to make ad revenue off the videos. Instead, they decided to punish all users by deleting all videos and giving all users copyright strikes. Even worse, they have since admitted that they never even viewed the allegedly offending videos before issuing the strikes! Rather, they used automated software in their campaign, in many cases resulting in false DMCA takedowns of videos that were legitimately using copyrighted material under the fair use doctrine. Several users permanently lost their channels (i.e., termination), and others permanently lost special privileges like being able to upload videos longer than 15 minutes. I was not personally affected, but I witnessed what happened and felt I should speak out on it.

For more information, see these links:

http://www.forum.punktorrents.com/printthread.php?tid=131857
http://thelosangelesbeat.com/2011/08/mytube/
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=...
http://awickenden.tumblr.com/post/8907610598/so-its-now-i...
http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=TTrHwH2gEY8
http://www.youtube.com/topic/A0qu_CDDaDg/sst-records
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobil...
http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/12/sst_reco...
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sst-records-critic...
http://www.gregginn.com

Tags: SST Records, DMCA, Copyright Strikes, Copyright Takedown, Counternotice, Counternotification, Greg Ginn, asshole, Taylor Texas, Black Flag, Minutemen, Negativland
In July 2011, SST Records began doling out copyright strikes to YouTube accounts that had previously uploaded SST content (in some cases more than four years prior), failing to give so much as a warning. SST could have issued warnings, they could ...
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