Originally posted 2010-02-24 19:58:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Well, I was hoping my next post a) wouldn’t take so long, or b) would be about something else, but here goes.
Corporate bigwigs can go play in traffic.
I’m specifically talking about the hooligans at Cass County Music, who recently have filed a copyright infringement complaint about my cover of The Eagles’ song “Best of My Love” http://laptopsessions.com/best-of-my-love-eagles-cover/. If you go to Youtube and try to watch this video, you are out of luck.
However, watching it through this site still works somehow.
But anyway, seriously. Why the heck would a company not want you to watch user created covers of these songs?
What’s next? No more cover bands at lounges unless royalties are paid for each song played?
It’s pretty ridiculous. I even got a Youtube email saying that further copyright infringements may lead to account banning.
Whatever. I’ll deal. You guys that come to our site are so wonderful that I am not going to take down my 170 video catalog just because one guy in a ten gallon hat in a shack thought my cover version somehow was causing them to lose money.
Hopefully it won’t be a big deal.