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Old 03-23-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default YouTube and pulled videos featuring Warners music

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/23/bu...rner.html?8dpc

Interesting article - even strictly amateur home videos with a radio playing a song in the background are getting yanked. Warners apparently never heard of the fair use doctrine.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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What a mess........where's Solomon when you need him.....
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
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The great loss of the Lightfoot Tribute Channel hit us all hard. I can imagine how hard it hit TJ,Tom, Lynn and the gang. A lot of hard work went into all the videos. Yes it's
true that some people may only watch and or download the videos. But a lot of people have gotten exposed to Gordon's and all the other artists music though these sites and videos. I don't know how exactly how the loss and or gain of music sales from people watching youtube could ever be properly calculated. I do know that the all of the artists have gained exposure (no not that kind of exposure, although some have.), through the internet.

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Old 03-23-2009, 11:22 PM   #4
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I have discovered a lot of new music from watching various groups or artists that were unknown to me. I have bought their music and spent money because I knew for sure that I liked them and didn't have to wonder if I would just like a track or two and skip the rest.
I think it's really sad that so much of the music is being pulled off of YT. I know that there are two sides to the story...there always is I just think that the exposure that musicians get on YT is an asset that is being overlooked by Warner's executives.
I miss the Tribute channel, too
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