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on August 31, 2017 at 08:21AM
(at least on YouTube)
WHY does YouTube have to go through these purging cycles every few years? Why oh why?
It started with Canada. Some of my vids couldn’t be played in Canada (despite filing a dispute for these TRANSFORMATIVE works). But, ironically if the music was by Canadians (Arcade Fire) - no problem! No copyright violation if you use Canadian music, only American. WTF?
Well, actually, most of my stuff has been blocked in Germany like forever. They don’t like fan music vids very much I’m guessing.
But now, a bunch of my vids are blocked all over - some I was sent an email about - some just got blocked without notification. And now, it’s not only for the music, but also for the visuals. That is new. And very odd seeing as NBC never had a problem with me using their footage in many of my fanvids for well over a year - and now suddenly they do. Yippee! No problem, no more SVU fanworks from me then I guess. Vids or otherwise (even though I can easily document that I’ve recruited viewers to the show through my works - their loss). There goes the new gifs/graphics I was going to share for Amanda Rollins appreciation week! Sorry guys.
The fan vids I edit/create SHOULD be covered under fair use. They ARE transformative work. However, the Riverdale clips I’ve shared with you all recently on my channel all ARE NOT. So if I got that stuff blocked, I’d get it. I would not be upset in the slightest if I was asked to take them down. But so far so good with those. Weird, huh?
BOTTOM LINE: YouTube FUCKING SUCKS
And now all this does is create more work for me because I will actually have to get my website up and running again for distribution of my fan vids if I want them to have even half a chance of being seen.
But they won’t be on YouTube … so they won’t be. Ugh. It’s almost not worth the effort.
If you would like to see (or have/downlaod) a fanvid of mine that you can no longer access on YouTube or from my old archive, please just send me a message. I have them all in my personal cloud and can easily send you links.
If you read this far, thank you for listening to me rant.
Tagging peeps who might be interested in this current turn of events: @of-salt-and-moon @gottagetmeoneofthese @hawkland @rollisi-svu
Thank you for the heads up. VidderTube may be an alternative. In addition to offering embedded streaming on AO3, they also have the ability to import your Youtube channel so you can back up your comments. Since they are lower profile, they can keep your vids up longer.http://viddertube.com/
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