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Thread started 11/09/18 2:09am

Rimshottbob

Warner Music FB takedown

In summer 2016, I saw Stevie Wonder perform Songs In The Key Of Life live at Hyde Park.

It was a great, four-hour show... during one of the encores, Stevie paid tribute to the recently-deceased Prince. Samples of Princes' recordings of Kiss and When Doves Cry rang out through the speakers, and the crowd sang along in earnest, as tribuite to a fallen hero.

I video'd some of this moment, as it meant something to me.

Later, I posted that video on Facebook. I then forgot all about it.

Yesterday (two years later), I noticed that my video had been muted as it was thought to contain copyrighted material belonging to Warner Music. I could either contest the copyright claim or take the video down, so I took the video down, I don't give a shit. It's only friggin' Facebook.

None of this really matters, but it's both hilarious and ridiculous to me that there's a person or a bot out there searching this stuff out. And then bothering to block it, order it to be taken down.... this was snippets of Prince's music, barely audible over thousands of people singing along, in a moment of tribute to the man after his death...

ownership is ownership of course, so they can demand what they want, but there's a big difference between pirating/bootlegging material and making profit and sharing a tribute that was lead by somebody else (namely, Stevie Wonder!).... just seems like bizarre behaviour to me.

Another example of energy being spent in all the wrong places.

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Reply #1 posted 11/09/18 6:42am

PennyPurple

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Didn't they trying to doing this to you before, or was it something like this on youtube? I thought it got settled and they didn't take it down due to the fans outcries?


I could be thinking of the wrong video though.

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Reply #2 posted 11/09/18 7:03am

rdhull

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lol

Lost your keys? check princevault..lost your relationhip? check princevault..they have all the answers
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Reply #3 posted 11/09/18 7:06am

Rimshottbob

PennyPurple said:

Didn't they trying to doing this to you before, or was it something like this on youtube? I thought it got settled and they didn't take it down due to the fans outcries?


I could be thinking of the wrong video though.

Not me... first time this has happened. I rarely post anything of Prince's online anywhere.

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Reply #4 posted 11/09/18 10:03am

PennyPurple

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Rimshottbob said:

PennyPurple said:

Didn't they trying to doing this to you before, or was it something like this on youtube? I thought it got settled and they didn't take it down due to the fans outcries?


I could be thinking of the wrong video though.

Not me... first time this has happened. I rarely post anything of Prince's online anywhere.

Ok it must have been something on youtube then.

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Reply #5 posted 11/09/18 1:38pm

cathys

PennyPurple said:

Didn't they trying to doing this to you before, or was it something like this on youtube? I thought it got settled and they didn't take it down due to the fans outcries?



I could be thinking of the wrong video though.



Do you mean this?

https://www.google.com/am...ging-video
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