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Submission + - YouTube is helping to steal rights from bands and users (

epSos-de writes: "Concert videos are constantly stolen by the copyright-based companies on Youtube. Now it happened to me too. The concert video was recorded in Germany, by a German user, during a public concert of The Cinematics band from Scotland, in 2009. It was published soon after the concert.

YouTube changed the publishing date to March 7, 2012 and claimed that it belongs to Reservoir Media from USA now. In July 2011, the band had split up. They own no rights for their own songs and are not paid. As it is now, it would be illegal, if the band members themselves would upload their own music videos to YouTube. The disputed music video was published under the creative commons license, before it was claimed by the criminal American company.

YouTube is helping to steal from the bands and from the users who create concert videos."


Movie Studios Ask Google To Censor Links To Legal Copies of Their Own Films 196

An anonymous reader writes "Several large movie studios have asked Google to take down legitimate pages related to their own films, including sites legally hosting, promoting, or discussing them. Victims of the takedown requests include sites where the content is hosted legally (Amazon, CBS, iTunes, Blockbuster, Verizon on demand, and Xfinity), newspapers discussing the content in question (the BBC, CNET, Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Independent, The Mirror, The Daily Mail, and Wired) as well as official Facebook Pages for the movies and TV shows and even their Wikipedia entries. There are also a number of legitimate links that appear to be completely unrelated to the content that is supposedly being protected. The good news is that Google has so far left many of the links up."

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.