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Jason Tate 12/16/11 02:37 PM

Follow-Up: UMG Has 'Backdoor' into YouTube
 
The Verge is reporting that when Universal Music Group removed the video for "I Use Megaupload," they did so by using a backdoor into YouTube because "the music label has a special agreement with YouTube that allows it to directly remove content even when it doesn't infringe a copyright it holds." Ummm...

ETGsynth 12/16/11 02:39 PM

The fuck is that.

MBIIdollaBill 12/16/11 02:40 PM

huh?

irthesteve 12/16/11 02:42 PM

whoaaaa

tyler2tall147 12/16/11 02:42 PM

but didn't they use DMCA to get it off of other sites aswell?

This is probably a good thing to be happening now, as it can be an example of why SOPA should not be passed.

reid 12/16/11 02:43 PM

this is news?

http://www.youtube.com/cvp_app

anyone can apply for one. just doesn't mean you'll get it. totally legitimate tool for content owners, and UMG seems to have abused it.

Jason Tate 12/16/11 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tyler2tall147 (Post 99550582)
but didn't they use DMCA to get it off of other sites aswell?

This is probably a good thing to be happening now, as it can be an example of why SOPA should not be passed.

Nope. From the linked article:

You see, even though we all saw Megaupload's video repeatedly taken down and Tech News Today's news report censored as well, UMG lawyers claim that's the work of a "reference file" created when the original video was pulled, and that YouTube's automated removal process is responsible for all the other removals we saw.

Jason Tate 12/16/11 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reid (Post 99550632)
this is news?

http://www.youtube.com/cvp_app

anyone can apply for one. just doesn't mean you'll get it. totally legitimate tool for content owners, and UMG seems to have abused it.

From my reading of that page it just submits the information to YouTube (and which provides YouTube with enough information to enable us to locate that material and on the subsequent page: If your application is approved, you will be given access to a tool that allows you to specify content for removal) using their tool, but not one that allows for them to pull any video they want on the site.

:shrug:

trolland10 12/16/11 02:46 PM

that doesn't seem right or a legitimate practice

NickHTL 12/16/11 02:48 PM

YOU GUYS: I'm sure Universal knows what they're doing. I have complete faith in the label.

tyler2tall147 12/16/11 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 99550672)
Nope. From the linked article:

You see, even though we all saw Megaupload's video repeatedly taken down and Tech News Today's news report censored as well, UMG lawyers claim that's the work of a "reference file" created when the original video was pulled, and that YouTube's automated removal process is responsible for all the other removals we saw.

ahh. I didn't read this actual article, I had been reading other ones on the internet, but none of them mentioned that fact.

raptorz44 12/16/11 02:52 PM

"Ummm..." was my instant reaction as well.

reid 12/16/11 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 99550802)
From my reading of that page it just submits the information to YouTube (and which provides YouTube with enough information to enable us to locate that material and on the subsequent page: If your application is approved, you will be given access to a tool that allows you to specify content for removal) using their tool, but not one that allows for them to pull any video they want on the site.

:shrug:

i understand what you're saying, and i agree with you that that is the idea behind it. I'm saying it was used improperly and someone at Youtube (if there's a vetting for marked files from trusted partners) probably missed it.

mr_raccoon 12/16/11 02:59 PM

If the lawyers for UMG are lurking this thread, I would want to suggest to them to check out the link below hahaha

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

COREhorizon 12/16/11 02:59 PM

Major labels can do whatever they want, this is news to who..?