Over the past few days I have been following the ongoing controversy between You Tube and the marching band community of N.Ireland culture.
You Tube can be a very malicious organisation. Even when it is not being malicious, it is still ham-fisted in it`s dealings.
Here is an example. You tube flagged me with a copyright warning about the video clip below.
The video shows Carl Frampton when he was just a child. At that time I used to train in that boxing club, so I decided to film the activity.
The music in the background is not something I added onto the video, the radio or tape player was always on in the club during training, so the video simply picked up the sound.
You tube warned me about breaching music copyright!
The whole thing about music copyright is a joke. I can understand it, if someone is using the music in the background in order to make money from the video, but most people who add music to videos are not doing it to make money. They are only ordinary people uploading videos for the general public to see.
You could argue that people who use music as a background in their videos should have the right to charge the original musical artist a small fee for advertising their music!
If You tube or whoever the musicians are, who own the music in the video, try to sue me, I will refer them to Carl Frampton and they can sue him instead!
If Mick Jagger want to sue me about copyright for this video, I will refer them to the Ginger GM, Simon Williams, he can sue Simon instead!
Ecc 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;