DMCA take down Yves Klein Blue in the USA

Last night I received a DMCA take down notice informing me that someone had complained about my posting of Yves Klein Blue’s video for “Getting Wise.” There is no sense to this, seeing that I receive countless mail hoping that I’ll show these artists on my site. Moreover, if I was really doing something wrong I would have gladly removed the video had someone directly written me. Of course, that would require that there was some legitimate rational to this random witch hunt.

Then again, what can you say when you live in an upside down country where most of your contemporaries get their news from a comedy channel?

here is the notice:
Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog infringes upon the
copyrights of others. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at
the end of this message.

The notice that we received from the International Federation of the Phonographic
Industry (IFPI) and the record companies it represents, with any personally
identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling
Effects at http://www.chillingeffects.org. We do this in accordance with the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please note that it may take Chilling Effects up to
several weeks to post the notice online at the link provided.

The IFPI is a trade association that represents over 1,400 major and independent
record companies in the US and internationally who create, manufacture and
distribute sound recordings (the “IFPI Represented Companies”).

The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online
service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. We are in the process
of removing from our servers the links that allegedly infringe upon the copyrights
of others. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright
infringement, regardless of its merits. See
http://www.educause.edu/Browse/645?PARENT_ID=254 for more information about the
DMCA, and see http://www.google.com/dmca.html for the process that Blogger requires
in order to make a DMCA complaint.

Blogger can reinstate these posts upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to
sections 512(g)(2) and 3) of the DMCA. For more information about the requirements
of a counter notification and a link to a sample counter notification, see
http://www.google.com/dmca.html#counter.

Please note that repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further
remedial action taken against your Blogger account. If you have legal questions
about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel. If you have any
other questions about this notification, please let us know.

Sincerely,

The Blogger Team

Affected URLs:

http://parasitesandsycophants.blogspot.com/2009/04/yves-klein-blue-getting-wise.html

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