Important announcement concerning copyrights

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Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby godix » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:23 am

Hey All,

First off, as you can now tell, I am an admin. I've kept this secret for awhile because I didn't want the general public to harass me with pointless requests or waste my time. I'm not mirkosp, go pester the mudkip for crap instead of me. However, something important affecting the site has happened so I need to come out to update people on this situation.

At the end of the day yesterday, I received a legitimate and confirmed “cease and desist” request from a major record label concerning AMVs. It basically said that the copyright holders of a group of musical artists would like the Org to stop distributing videos using their music. After speaking today with the attorney representing the group, we were able to come to the agreement that the links to the videos using their music should be removed from the site and then all would be good.

What this means is that local downloads and links to videos by this group of artists are now no longer available. The artists are: Evenescence, Creed, and Seether. Any video containing any song by these artists are automatically blocked and can no longer be linked from or downloaded from this site. These videos now have the message “Links for this video are no longer available.”

I asked what brought all of this to their attention, thus requiring them to take action. The attorney replied that someone, most likely a fan, contacted them (either the record label or through the band’s web site) asking if the videos hosted here at the Org were created by the band. Since they were not, they had no choice but to issue a cease and desist request.

If you have created an AMV by any of these bands, there is no need to worry. Their concern was about the online availability by streaming or downloads of their songs. If the AMV you have created is not available for download on your own web site, you are safe. The catalog entry itself for the video does not put you at any risk. The download availability of the videos from this site are what put this site at risk and no one else.

It is unfortunate that this has happened. But through careful negotiations, we have been able to avoid having the entire site shut down (or worse). For now, I am going to lie down on the floor and take two weeks to get my heart rate back to normal.
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby AaronAMV » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:25 am

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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby mirkosp » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:19 am

You know, some people said they didn't even know about it, so this might actually make sense to reiterate. Not even a full-blown troll.
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby CastielTheFallen » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:06 am

way2playalong

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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby JaddziaDax » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:04 pm

OMG! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!! THIS MAJORLY SUCKS >:[
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby downwithpants » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:22 pm

wrong account phade :roll:
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby guy07 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:02 am

Don't like any of those bands, so it's all the same to me. |:>
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby Bauzi » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:25 am

Some stories are not made to be forgotten. :up:
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby hasteroth » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:25 pm

K I thought this was serious until you mentioned those bands.
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby NS » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:35 pm

Well it IS serious, it's just that this like exact post was made a couple years ago.
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby hasteroth » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:31 pm

NS wrote:Well it IS serious, it's just that this like exact post was made a couple years ago.


Yeah that's the exact reason why I assumed that the declaration of godix being an admin was a joke. Wait is that serious too?
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby godix » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:31 am

hasteroth wrote:Yeah that's the exact reason why I assumed that the declaration of godix being an admin was a joke. Wait is that serious too?

Tell me, are you just naturally stupid or did daddy's dick poke your soft spot repeatedly while you were in the womb?
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Re: Important announcement concerning copyrights

Postby AaronAMV » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:46 am

2 ---> 1
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