Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Youtube videos disabled

Folks, someone representing Bryan Adams complained about my video of The T's covering "Cuts Like a Knife," and because I've had other major label artists complain, my account was disabled. That means all the video links on the blog are bad. I'm going to try to get my old account restored, but I do have all the old videos, so I can re-upload them elsewhere if need-be. But that's going to be a time-consuming process I'd rather avoid.

I will say that from now on I will not record any major label artist, even if the whole band tells me themselves it's OK to do so. I'm also going to start asking local bands beforehand if I have their permission to record them, and I'm going to retroactively get in touch with some people just to make sure they're OK too. Honestly, I figured that most bands around here know me, and when they see me recording them they know what I'm doing. But it never hurts to be really specific.


Anonymous said...

That would be WebSheriff for Bryan Adams as he hired them to protect his copyright.

Sequoya said...

I'm so sorry this happened. Contacting youtube can be difficult but I am sure that if you do, you will get your account reinstated. Those videos are important and it would be a shame to lose all of the hard work you've put into promoting your local scene.

I have seen YT reinstate accounts before.
I wish you luck!

Karen A. Mann said...
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Karen A. Mann said...

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to find another way to put the videos online

(read it here)