GEMA Takes Kim Dotcom's Mega Launch Party Video Down, Despite All Songs Being Cleared

from the gema-again dept

GEMA and MEGA may have the same letters arranged differently, but you have to imagine that the hardline copyright maximalists at GEMA aren't at all pleased by Kim Dotcom's new Mega outfit, even if it's really not all that different than tons of other online cloud storage platforms. Still, it is a bit odd to see that GEMA had Mega's launch video removed from YouTube. There was music in the video, but as Dotcom notes, it was either his own music, or music by musicians who all gave permission to use it. My guess is that it may have more to do with the ongoing dispute between GEMA and YouTube, which means that any video with GEMA content is blocked in Germany. However, Dotcom filed a dispute, and notes that he plans to have his lawyers discuss the matter with GEMA.
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Filed Under: kim dotcom, music, takedowns, youtube
Companies: gema, mega


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  1. identicon
    Iori Fujita, 1 Feb 2013 @ 4:01pm

    Ishizawa's Goldberg Variations on WikiPedia

    I don't want Ishizawa's performance to be heard for free on the WikiPedia Pages. This "free" is based on the business which is making external profit.

    MagicPiano says;
    On that note, I'm now watching this youtube video in Germany without any GEMA disclaimers and all videos on the OpenGoldberg channel are freely available here. GEMA is known for being very quick with copyright claims even when the artists involved have not signed any agreements with GEMA for the collection of royalties. So in this case the GEMA dispute with Youtube seems to have been solved or GEMA simply didn't ever care about it in the first place. De728631 (talk) 17:46, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

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