Wesnoth trailer banned from Youtube by Viacom

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Wesnoth trailer banned from Youtube by Viacom

Post by Duffchong » February 9th, 2007, 5:00 am

Well, not exactly. What's up with this? When I tried to watch the Wesnoth trailer ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIt69vznegs ) this message appears: This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Viacom International Inc.

EDIT: Here is the only information I could find on it ( http://media.seekingalpha.com/article/26010 ), but it doesn't explain why the Wesnoth trailer was cut.

EDIT: After reading around, it looks like there is a lot of litigation occurring between Viacom and the Google execs who now own Youtube. I assume that since Viacom requested that 100,000 videos be taken off of Youtube, that the selection was automated and some how the Wesnoth trailer got swept up in the algorithm.
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Post by Ken_Oh » February 9th, 2007, 6:34 am

Weird.

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Post by Kestenvarn » February 9th, 2007, 6:54 am

Repost the thing and send an email to the admins, in my opinion.

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Post by catwhowalksbyhimself » February 9th, 2007, 7:34 am

Reposting could get him banned. Not a good idea.

There is a proper procedure, which involves signing a legal document and sending it to them. I'm sending a pm to them about it, though, and recommend that others do the same.

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Post by zookeeper » February 9th, 2007, 9:09 am

Youtube sucks, apparently. Let's just host the trailer somewhere else and update links on the site and forums?

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Post by La_vie_en_Wose » February 9th, 2007, 10:23 am

catwhowalksbyhimself wrote:Reposting could get him banned. Not a good idea.

There is a proper procedure, which involves signing a legal document and sending it to them. I'm sending a pm to them about it, though, and recommend that others do the same.
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Post by Duffchong » February 9th, 2007, 1:24 pm

I've also sent a PM to the creator of the trailer, who is probably the one best suited to getting the video back up somewhere.

EDIT- And on a different note, I wouldn't mind if a moderator changed the title of this thread something more informative like 'Wesnoth trailer banned from Youtube' or whatever you can think.

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Post by Eleazar » February 9th, 2007, 1:38 pm

Duffchong wrote:EDIT- And on a different note, I wouldn't mind if a moderator changed the title of this thread something more informative like 'Wesnoth trailer banned from Youtube' or whatever you can think.
You can do that by editing your first post.
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Post by TheChosenOne » February 9th, 2007, 6:49 pm

Oh man, wesnoth trailer banned? Don't they know that this is a free game? zzz
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Post by Maeglin Dubh » February 10th, 2007, 1:02 am

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Post by Cuyo Quiz » February 10th, 2007, 1:06 am

All your keep are belong to Viacom...
All your village are belong to Viacom...
All your castle base are belong to Viacom...
This has potential.
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Post by turin » February 10th, 2007, 1:12 am

Irritating, but not surprising. (Naw, a giant media conglomerate screwed over the little guy? :roll: )
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Post by catwhowalksbyhimself » February 12th, 2007, 2:01 am

And the stupid website won't let me long in anyways, so they're not only pulling off legitimate videos, but they can't even get they're stupid website to work.

I used to like youtube, but I only go to it now when I have no other chose, so it's probably good that the trailer goes elsewhere.

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Post by irrevenant » February 12th, 2007, 7:36 am

From their website:

Counter-Notification

If you elect to send us a counter notice, to be effective it must be a written communication provided to our designated agent that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):

1. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.
2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
4. The subscriber's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

Such written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

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