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Youtube and Copyright Violation?

, posted: 5-Oct-2007 12:32

"Dear Member:

This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by The Entertainment Software Association Members claiming that this material is infringing:"

This took me by surprise, because I havn't uploaded anything to YouTube that violates copyright.

The "Entertainment Software Association" is a lobby group with members such as Nintendo, Sony Entertainment, Microsoft, Namco and other big names in the games industry.

The video in question was one I took of installing a mod chip into a Nintendo Wii. This is not copyright infringement! I do not bootleg games! But the worst thing of all, is YouTube require me to be a US resident to file a DMCA counter-claim. So, thanks to the USA's utterly retarded copyright laws, you can count New Zealanders amongst the victims of the collateral damage done by this frivilous legislation.

I Hope New Zealand legislators can learn from the US's mistakes and that our new copyright laws are not as damaging to freedom as the US's.

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Comment by paradoxsm, on 5-Oct-2007 17:11

Oh that's just insane!!! just make 5 other accounts and upload it.

May I have the link to the now "deleted" video so I msy acour it off the server? I am doing a such install this weekend and never thought of youtube!

Note taken, I NOW WON'T BE BUYING A Wii!

Author's note by barf, on 5-Oct-2007 17:39

for your install, you will need a dremel drill or fine sandpaper on the end of a toothpick to grind at the D2B pins. you will need to expose the traces from the cut-off legs on the TSOP package back to the die (but dont grind that far!), very difficult soldering task took me two attempts. take a look at these photos

Comment by Mur lafferty, on 6-Oct-2007 04:19

I'm not sure where you got this information. I looked on Youtube and they say to file a counter claim, you have to: "2. Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located *(or San Francisco County, California if your address is outside of the United States)*,"

I'm very interested in this issue if you have been told otherwise by YouTube personally, but it seemed the counter claim page looked straight-forward enough to support non-US citizens looking to fight a DMCA complaint.


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Stuart MacIntosh
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