Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DMCA Take Down Notice

Well, after five years, the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) group filed a complaint with blogger about my Friday Random Ten! Ha ha. Blogger put last Friday's into "draft" mode so that I could decide what to do with it, which is nice that they didn't just delete it.

I was wondering if anyone was going to make a stink about the songs I was uploading using DivShare. The complaint was made regarding three songs on last week's list, but it does not identify the three songs. Funny, none of the other songs posted using DivShare have been tagged, but for whatever reason, last week's songs bugged someone. I am not even sure how they track it, because I can pretty much account for all the users ISP numbers, and most are regular readers that have nothing to do with the music industry's gestapo.

I'm not going to try and guess which three songs someone didn't like -- I'll keep it in draft and not re-post. But, that does sort of put a damper on my continuing FRT posts, although I might be able to get around it by giving the song titles, but put the link in the FRT title to my DivShare and one can simply open up that week's file and listen to the music. Although, I am not sure that will work either.

Oh well. Considering that I've been downloading music since 1998, more than 12 years now, and sharing it, and I've had this blog for five years, I've only had one (well three to be exact but in one post) take down notice. I should consider myself lucky, I guess.


Arno said...

That free-and-openy-internety-thingy is dead-or-dying, I'm afraid.
Sorry for the Palin-ism.

Bob said...

I have to learn how to put music on you tube.

Carrie said...

Bob, well, it's easy, as long as you have taped the music in some video format. Like the music I've put up with Zaire singing, or my cousins singing, or the videos of the Pat Longo Band. If you have the video, you just upload it to YouTube. I don't know if there is a way to "copy" a YouTube video.

Arno, it's ok using Palin speak on my blog!