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I got a fanvid, ironically my most loved one - Rodney McKay's Sunscreen - removed from youtube. :(

I do get why it was taken down, fanvids being copyright infringement but it still sucks and it doesn't make fanbases happy to have meddling like this. Now wondering if I should just take the rest down before they do it themselves and possibly ban me for having another 13 fanvids also breaking their violations. Is probably what the companies want though, maybe I should wait and just see if it happens.


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Mar. 20th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
Oh. MY. GOD. This is just terrible. What is going on? I am devastated for you.
Mar. 20th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
I think it's fair to say atleast no SG vids on youtube are safe... I think Torchwood might be okay though since BBC aren't pressing for removal, they had some sort of deal that sounded like maybe they won't be asking for their content removed.
Mar. 20th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
YouTube just had a $1 billion lawsuit slapped against it for allowing copyright infringement. I'm not surprised in the least that this is happening.
Mar. 20th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
I know, but it's still somewhat annoying, understandable as it is. I'm not sure what will happen about BBC show fanvids though, since BBC have negotiated a deal with youtube...
Mar. 20th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)

I'm so sorry :(

My only music vid got removed too :(
Mar. 20th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Was it SGA? I haven't yet heard of other fandoms vids being pulled though I imagine it isn't just SG ones. I know they dealt with the leaked PotC trailer really quick yesterday though.
Mar. 20th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Nooo! I loved that one :(

Youtube/google is being sued for a billion dollars by viacom. I can see why their getting rid of everything. :(

Mar. 20th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)

Have any websites been targeted or is it simply a lawsuit against Youtube?
Mar. 20th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
All mine have gone :(
Mar. 20th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
*ponders removing the rest of hers herself* I think it's looking like only a matter of time before quite a lot of them are gone.
Mar. 20th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
It seems like Youtube is doing a major crackdown right now. They've been taking off episodes (which I find reasonable) for stargate and other shows but this is the first I've known of fanvids. Considering how many there are? Unless there is some kind of gnome out there telling on everyone and making everyone suffer.
Mar. 20th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
I think the youtube tags feature is probably helping them out there, that or search, and nope, not just episodes they'll take off. They're going for it all, as makes sense really. What's more amusing and bizarre is that it's companies going after fanvids because of the clips. Would've bet previously that it'd be the music industry going after them for using songs...
Mar. 20th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
It probably does. Although some people put popular shows in thier tags tog et thier video watched. Like there is this set of Melrose Place clips but it has Grey's Anatomy in it's tags so anyone searching for the one shwo would pull up thier video.

Considering the amount of musicvids I have a feeling they are going to have a lot of room left. Perhaps they aren't going to take all.
Mar. 20th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
That annoymus post was me btw.
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Mar. 20th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
That it was and now he has no favourites on his profile.
Mar. 20th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Well, that makes me crabby. I understand why the networks/YouTube are having such a knee-jerk response but I still think it's stupid to do this to fan-made materials that only promote the show. :(

And that was the only vid that David Hewlett had as a favorite too!! :( :(
Mar. 20th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
I know. Wonder if he'll notice it's gone...
Mar. 20th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
That totally sucks. That video is one of my faves.

And I know youtube got rid of the leaked POTC trailer before I got to see it, but I saw it on Yahoo... does that mean Yahoo got the rights to show it or are they going to get law-bitch-slapped too?
Mar. 21st, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
I think that got taken down because it was a leaked version and some US tv show was meant to have the world premiere of the trailer, hence the crackdown. I think now it's public though...
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Mar. 21st, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
I get what you're trying to say, but dulux and kodak make materials already designed to be used for original works so that analogy does'nt really work (unless you were being sacarstic and I missed it :o )

Anyway, in one sense yes, you could consider it original, like a collage using music and clips - except that's not currently accepted under copyright laws for such folkloresque use of others materials. I do wish there would be some exception for fanvids anf fic etc, since they only do good for the shows, but I suppose vidding might increase downloading which is only associated with piracy and the negative. Mind you, I'd always expected the problem with fanvids would be music companies saying it ruins business...
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