I agree with what RollTheStampede and MisterFurious have said for the most part. Life is still going to go on. Just because you can't upload/link videos using these three artists doesn't mean you can't edit AMVs with these three artists. Like I said earlier, AMV distribution existed before the Org was here. Also, I think that the only reason, or at least the main reason, that Wind-Up Records acted was that it was brought to their attention, and that AMVs were thought to be affiliated with the record label and the artist. I don't see this as the beginning of the end. I see it as only a knee-jerk reaction. It was something they legally were obligated to do. It's my thinking that this is also why only those three artists were asked to be removed, when there are other artists on the label, but weren't mentioned in this e-mail to the label. I seriously doubt there is a massive RIAA conspiricy now to put everyone in jail or anything. We all need to pretend to
lie down and take a breather. We're blowing this out of proportion.
Scintilla: I'm not entirely positive. Like I said, if anyone could correct any of my information, feel free to do so. Brad brought up a great point about the music not being altered. That hadn't even crossed my mind. Anyhow, I need to get going to broadcast my internet radio program
(wow, shameless), so I looked this site up
. I'm going to read it once I get home, but if anyone else would like to read it and figure out what is legal about DVD ripping, feel free to do so. Of course, that site might not have all the answers.
As everyone else is doing, I would like to give my appriciation to Phade. You've done what many of us couldn't, not only in dealing with the record label lawyers, but running this site in general. You're truly a great man for doing so.