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my goth gf
Jun 17, 2015



Fun Shoe

https://torrentfreak.com/anti-pirac...-pixels-150808/

TL;DR:

quote:

An anti-piracy firm working for Columbia Pictures has hit Vimeo with a wave of bogus copyright takedowns just because people used the word 'Pixels' in their video titles. Several indie productions are affected, including an art-focused NGO, an award-winning short movie and a royalty free stock footage company.

quote:

Tens of millions of DMCA-style notices are sent to online services every week complaining about copyright infringement. While most are accurate, some contain errors.

Some take screwing up to a whole new level.

This week anti-piracy group Entura International sent a notice to Vimeo in what first appeared to be an effort to stop piracy of the Columbia movie ‘Pixels’. Not only did it fail to do that in every way possible, it hit a number of indie creators and filmmakers instead.

Founded in November 2004, NeMe describes itself as a non-profit NGO and an ‘Independent Museum of Contemporary Art’.

“Our NGO has just received a DMCA notice for a video we produced in 2006 entitled ‘Pixels’,” the group told Vimeo this week.

“The video was directed by a Cypriot film-maker using his own photos and sounds/music on a shoestring budget and infringes no copyright.

Sadly for NeMe, however, it has now been resigned to history.

But upsetting the NGO was just the tip of the iceberg. The notice goes on to hit an embarrassing array of entirely non-infringing works.

“Life Buoy is my project for my degree at the National University of Arts from Bucharest,” creator Dragos Bardac explains.

“The film was made in mid 2010 and it is a music video for the song Life buoy by the band The Pixels. I used a mix of stop motion animation techniques in order to tell the story.”

But it doesn’t stop there.

Published on Vimeo in 2011, “Pantone Pixels” is described by creator Rob Penny as a “personal project that took me a very long time”.

Thanks to Entura, however, the image below now greets users of his website.



And it gets worse.

‘Pixels’ is a 2010 award-winning short film created by Patrick Jean. Its tagline “8Bit creatures are invading New York City” only tells half the story of this extremely cool short movie. It’s now wiped out on Vimeo but luckily YouTube still retains copies which together have been viewed millions of times.

Also falling victim is VJLoops.com, a royalty free stock footage & media site. They put up a video on Vimeo titled ‘Love Pixels’ which turned out to be a big mistake. Same goes for a 42 second video concerning this year’s Pixels Festival in Mons, Belgium.

Last, but certainly not least, Entura rounded off this disaster by taking down the official Pixels movie trailer, even though their very own notice lists their errors clearly.

Of course, in addition to the hassle of having had their content wrongfully taken down, each person subjected to a notice from Entura will have a ‘strike’ placed against their Vimeo account.

“The notice we received says that this is strike 1 which we do not accept for the aforementioned reasons. It also says that for Vimeo to accept to return the video online we have to give our name address and an assortment of statements,” the NeMe project told Vimeo in a response.

“I’d suggest filling a counter notice,” Mark from the company responded. “This is in the hands of our trust and safety team and unfortunately our support team cannot help you with this issue.”

Sorry folks, apparently you’re on your own.



is this the entura copyright lawyer

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Maneck
Sep 11, 2011

Can you not read? NO TOUCHING


No. That would suggest the people sending these notices have law degrees. Or are people, rather than a script.

FreudianSlippers
Apr 12, 2010

Shooting and Fucking
are the same thing!


Copyright is stupid.

FreudianSlippers
Apr 12, 2010

Shooting and Fucking
are the same thing!


No copyright is good.

let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000
Probation
Can't post for 6 days!


Dinosaur Gum

I hope op didn't copyright his post because lol if u think anyone rad that poo poo

let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000
Probation
Can't post for 6 days!


Dinosaur Gum

go back to slashdot op

gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005


Hell Gem

WORKS ON
CONTINGENCY?

NO, MONEY DOWN !

Mooktastical
Jan 8, 2008


Grimey Drawer

op is cool and good and right

Maneck
Sep 11, 2011

Can you not read? NO TOUCHING

gary oldmans diary posted:

WORKS ON
CONTINGENCY?

NO, MONEY DOWN !

You forgot the bar association logo. Or did you?

TEAYCHES
Jun 23, 2002



haha love the simpsons thans k op

ghlbtsk
Apr 19, 2005

these bath mats
are
GORGEOUS


I'm going to copyright the word "the".
Everyone in the history of the world will owe me all the money that has ever existed and I'm not going to share with anyone.

coldplay chiptunes
Sep 17, 2010

by Lowtax


gary oldmans diary posted:

WORKS ON
CONTINGENCY?

NO, MONEY DOWN !

Maneck
Sep 11, 2011

Can you not read? NO TOUCHING

ghlbtsk posted:

I'm going to copyright the word "the".
Everyone in the history of the world will owe me all the money that has ever existed and I'm not going to share with anyone.

Copyright protects expressive expression.

Bill Clinton could make that argument, because he expressed a totally novel interpretation of the word "the".

Stoic Commie
Aug 29, 2005

by XyloJW


i wipe my rear end with the acquiescence of the proletariat

Mandy Thompson
Dec 26, 2014

by zen death robot


DMCA needs serious reform or repeal, for one there has to be a penalty for false flagging or irresponsibly broad mass flags.

Varn
Aug 18, 2006



I always thought that copyright is anti-capitalist. If another company can produce it for less, then why doesn't that happen? Copy-right is some government controlled communist horse poo poo.

Han Solomon
Mar 7, 2015

BOUND
AND
GAGGED


Mandy Thompson posted:

DMCA needs serious reform or repeal, for one there has to be a penalty for false flagging or irresponsibly broad mass flags.

mass flaggings wouldnt even matter if there was any sort of review process or questioning about the DMCA claims

why did these things get taken down automatically just because someone throws out a claim even though its amazingly obvious how dumb it is?

LOVE LOVE SKELETON
Nov 11, 2007



well if they remove these other movies from public view, Adam Sandler's Pixels will look that bit better.

glowstick party tonight
Oct 4, 2003

by zen death robot


Varn posted:

I always thought that copyright is anti-capitalist. If another company can produce it for less, then why doesn't that happen? Copy-right is some government controlled communist horse poo poo.

pretty much, patents/tm/copyright/allthatshit are government granted monopolies and are an ememy to the free man

Vegetable
Oct 22, 2010



Maybe Vimeo should grow a pair

Cursed Lumberjack
Nov 14, 2006
A rather unfortunate logger indeed.

so OP wants to have sex with copyright law?

nullEntityRNG
Jun 23, 2010

Mostly pseudo-random.


Varn posted:

I always thought that copyright is anti-capitalist. If another company can produce it for less, then why doesn't that happen? Copy-right is some government controlled communist horse poo poo.

In theory, copyright isn't anti-capitalist, it's just giving some people a fair chance. For example, let's say I make a new soft drink and start selling it. Coke looks at it, immediately copies the formula, then sells it as DRINK+. They have a much better ability to sell and distribute DRINK+ than I do DRINK, so I get hosed.

With copyright, I originally had 7 years to do it on my own. Coke couldn't do poo poo about it.

However, that's in theory. In practice people kept expanding copyright law and it's become such a jumbled mess of poo poo that NO one can handle or untangle it. It's like the tax code on steroids. As it is now, it's entirely anti-capitalist because EVERYTHING becomes locked up. We can't just go "eh, gently caress copyright law" without loving over a lot of good people and breaking a lot of stupid poo poo.

EngineerSean
Feb 9, 2004

by zen death robot


A retailer or content site has to respond to a DMCA, but in theory the content creator can sue for $150k per instance + damages if it is shown to be fraudulent. I'm not holding my breath but it'd be nice if this was the case that broke the camel's back. Some people have had to pay out the nose or do humiliating things in order to avoid those huge fines.

gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005


Hell Gem

nullEntityRNG posted:

let's say I make a new soft drink and start selling it. Coke looks at it, immediately
sues you for violating 50 of their patents for concepts so fundamental rather than innovative that you cant see how you could bring your product to market without using them

1redflag
Feb 15, 2012


gary oldmans diary posted:

sues you for violating 50 of their patents for concepts so fundamental rather than innovative that you cant see how you could bring your product to market without using them

IP law sure is interesting, isn't it?

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


Voted 5 cuz ur right

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Behemuff
Sep 23, 2010

but the eyes - never!




So's ur mum OP

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