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Submission + - YouTube is helping to steal rights from bands and users (flickr.com)

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."

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