Well, YouTube is officially bullshit in terms of copyright.
A few days ago, Dragonforce posted that someone named Gary George claimed their upload of Dragonforce‘s 2003 song “Valley Of The Damned” was the official one and the band’s wasn’t. This led to YouTube copyright striking Dragonforce‘s upload of the song, which is really bad news for any YouTube user. The company’s policy is that if a page receives three strikes in a 90-day period, the entire page is removed.
The previously-good news was that Dragonforce had 14 days to combat the copyright strike, but sadly that time is up. YouTube has decided that Dragonforce is wrong and Gary George‘s video stays. Which I don’t think I have to explain how incredibly fucked up that is, and dangerous a precedent this sets for any artist.
“Copyright strike take down!!! Dragonforce ‘Valley of the Damned’, released in 2003, is about to be removed by YouTube today due to a copyright strike/claim by some random person. No way of disputing it on the system, no evidence or reasons given. Other bands should take note of this madness. Anyone can go and claim your song and get it deleted to waste your time! More music press needs to report this.”
Dragonforce has a brand new record coming up that hopefully won’t give YouTube a single cent of revenue. Anyway, go see Dragonforce on tour with Amaranthe, NanowaR of Steel, and Edge Of Paradise this October. Get your tickets here.
10/20 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater (no NanowaR of Steel)
10/21 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel (no NanowaR of Steel)
10/23 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
10/24 – Dallas, TX – The Granada
10/25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/27 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
10/28 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
10/30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven
10/31 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
11/1 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/3 – New York, NY – Palladium Time Square
11/4 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/5 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
11/6 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
11/8 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
11/9 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic
11/10 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11/12 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
11/14 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/16 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/18 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater
11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
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