Music Piracy, Youtube, and the Fans. A Tyger rant.





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Published on Jan 3, 2009

A fairly quick EDUCATIONAL rant about the music industry, and their absolute paranoia over "copyright infringement". If I had the money I'd fight them and argue "fair use" laws, but they have more money and more lawyers. And as we all know you don't need to be right, you just need to have the right lawyers.

And a LINK! http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/2008/12... Warner Music is throwing a hissy fit because youtube isn't paying them enough money! A multi-BILLION dollar company is pulling a juvenile stunt. Thanks Warner Music! And thanks youtube for bending over and taking it rather than stepping up to defend your users! Way to go!!!!

I believe it was Carlos Santana who said something like this first. "They claimed that home taping would kill the music industry. Then they said home CD's would kill the music industry. Then napster would kill the music industry. Bad music is what's killing the music industry."

§ 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use40

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include —

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

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(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.


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