I made this video using ezvid:
A copyright troll gobbled up my video:
Copyright trolls are bad, mmmkay?
PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL THE CREATOR OF EZVID THAT YOU DO NOT APPROVE OF THEIR SUPPORTING COPYRIGHT TROLLS!
made with ezvid http://ezvid.com
ezvid’s blatant half-truth:
“We want to be clear that the music is 100% pre-cleared for YouTube — … and although it’s possible that you will get a notification from YouTube (a “matched third party” content notice)_, you should note that the notification is a *friendly* one…. unlike notifications from companies like Warner Music, Universal Music Group, and other nasty companies who don’t respect the rights of users to use music for free on youtube…”
“friendly” as in, thanks for adding your creation to OUR collection, dumbass.
In order to make this video creative commons using ezvid software, you have to select this annoying hiss audio track in the background called “Silent Machine”. Why in teh F would they not include a “no music track” selection?
My submission to the NATOarts video collection:
Drones in the USA – SkyNET ALERT! – Attack of the Robots – 10-02-2012 CV3D
Copyright troll is a pejorative term for a party that enforces copyrights it owns for purposes of making money through litigation, in a manner considered unduly aggressive or opportunistic, generally without producing or licensing the works it owns for paid distribution. Critics object to the activity because they believe it does not encourage the production of creative works, instead it makes money from the inequities and unintended consequences of high statutory damages provisions in copyright laws intended to encourage creation of such works.
The term for and conception of a copyright troll began to appear in the mid-2000s. It derives from “patent trolls”, which are companies that enforce patent rights to earn money from companies that are selling products, without having products of their own for sale. It is distinguished from holders of large copyright portfolios, such as ASCAP’s music licensing operation, who acquire copyrights in order to license and distribute them for a profit.
YouTube Upgrades its Takedown Challenge Procedure for ContentID-Triggered Video Removal
Robots Mistakenly Take Down Livestreams
“”There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission.”
Would-be viewers of the livestream for the 2012 Hugo awards or of Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention could have been forgiven for thinking they had somehow stumbled upon an episode of the old 1960′s sci-fi thriller show The Outer Limits,, with its assertion of total control of the viewers’ television.
Viewers of the 2012 Hugo Awards ceremony were enjoying a speech from celebrity author Neil Gaiman when they saw “”Worldcon banned due to copyright infringement”, and the stream ended. DNC viewers saw this message.
“This video contains content from WMG, SME, Associated Press (AP), UMG, Dow Jones, New York Times Digital, The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), Warner Chappell, UMPG Publishing and EMI Music Publishing, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”
EFF.org Copyright Trolls
Judge Boylson wants to test copyright trolls’ evidence in a bellwether trial 10-07-2012
Attorneys who defend troll victims
Copyright Trolls by ConsumersHeldHostage.org
NOTE: Consumersheldhostage.org has been deleted?
Top 10 Takedowns in Google’s Copyright Transparency Report
PS. I personally liked the music track, the annoying part is the fact that I can’t choose “no audio track”.