My daughter was 7 years old when she danced on a Lady Gaga song and asked me to film her. I uploaded it to Vimeo. Now 7 years later (!) the copyright owners have woken up and demanded a takedown. Here’s the email Vimeo has send me.
Dear Marco Raaphorst:
Your video titled “Puck danst op 07. Starstruck ft. Space Cowboy & Flo Rida van Lady GaGa” previously available at vimeo.com/11354600 has been removed in response to a takedown notice submitted by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).
Why did this happen?
We removed your video because a third party claims that your video infringes its copyright. The DMCA requires Vimeo to remove allegedly infringing content upon receipt of a valid takedown notice.
Who submitted this takedown?
The takedown notice was sent by:
Copyright Holder: International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
Address: Jeremy Banks Director, Internet Anti-Piracy International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) 3rd Floor 7 Air Street London W1B 5AD3 United Kingdom Email: Notices@ifpi.org Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7900 Fax: +44 (0)20 7878 7950
Phone number: 44 (0)20 7878 7900
Email address: email@example.com
This personal video was of course never meant to become populair and which it didn’t. It was only seen by a few of my relatives, friends and family members. A totally innocent video of my young daughter having a good time dancing. But copyright showed its ugly face.
I am a HUGE advocate for Creative Commons licenses which I am using since 2003, also for my professional work when I can. If the blues was copyrighted back in the day we wouldn’t have had jazz, soul, no modern music at all! Think about that! Long live creative freedom!
What was the outcome of this? Did you file a counter response to get the video reinstated?
I had not send a counter-notifcation to Vimeo.
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Gotcha… thanks for responding!