You Tube uses video identification software to find copyrighted works and recently it started kicking-in, in full effect. Identify all Rick Roll videos as copyrighted material belonging to Sony Entertainment. The nice thing is that Sony is permitting the video to be posted but either Sony or You Tube enforce a no-embedding policy that breaks Rolltube. This small bump in the road has resulted in a rather nice solution – the Slow Mo Rolltube that agonizingly taunts you at half the speed of the original.
Continue reading for the email You Tube sends you when they discover your video is copywrited content.
This is to notify you that your video sisters kissing (twins) has been as
containing content that may be owned by someone else. The material
identified in your video, the person claiming ownership of the material, and
the policy they have designated for its use on YouTube are detailed below.
Video from Rick Astley-Never Gonna Give You Up
If the policy listed is “Allow,” you do not need to take action. However,
if the policy listed is “Block,” please visit the Video ID Matches page in
your account: http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_copyright Failure to take
action may result in the removal of your video from YouTube.
I gave an overview of the current state of Guerrilla Marketing for the Geek Graffiti class I’m teaching this semester at Parsons. It’s a little bit disappointing how clever some of these are… if only they would fight on the side of good. Click link below and get your scroll on:
Guerrilla Marketing -101: http://a.parsons.edu/~geek_graffiti_2008/class_08.html
(flash file above stolen from this site…. which is sort of amazing.)
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