Alex Jones Material Being Suppressed on YouTube, DailyMotion, Veoh, Others Via False Copyright Infringement Claims
May 20, 2012 in Activism, Lifestyle, Resistance, U.S. News, World News
I have uploaded several of Alex Jones’ films, which he does allow anyone to do for non-profit educational purposes (see release form):
The most frequent copyright troll/false claimer is UMG (Universal Music Group), who takes classical compositions and misidentifies them (Alex uses public domain and paid license music) through an overzealous and inaccurate content identification system. The reality is that a classical music piece can have a hundred composers and versions with different copyrights, but they can all be mistakenly tagged with the same content ID. Some, like myself and USWGO, have contested these false disputes. The problem is that it may put you at legal risk.
What strategy can we use to take on YouTube and other sites who are using this technology to block expressly approved content, not to forget to mention fair use content? Alex Jones has been blocked and given a strike for putting two-minute clips of his own films (which he owns the copyright to) into his Youtube videos. Perhaps we need to do a class action lawsuit or some massive Internet protest against censorship under the false pretense of copyright control?
It’s high time we did something. For more reading on this, check out USWGO’s post on this at PrisonPlanet forum:
UMG Claims “Right to Block or Remove” YouTube Videos it Doesn’t Own
eOnefilms also wrongfully claims copyright control over Alex Jones’ EndGame. The right to copy is contractually and legally owned by the film’s producer, Alex Jones.
Somebody should call into the Alex Jones Show to encourage him to get the ball rolling on legal action immediately against various copyright trolls (eOnefilms and UMG in particular).
Some comments on a recent video on this subject regarding eOnefilms misrepresenting copyright ownership of Alex Jones’ material:
* Alex needs to report eOnefilms for false reporting. It is a crime to claim false copyright. Alex needs to sue; it isn’t hard.
* ABSOLUTELY NO ONE CAN CLAIM COPYRIGHT ON ALEX JONES’s MOVIES – EXCEPT ALEX JONES. He produces and directs the films – no one else does that for him. When a claim is made against you here on YouTube you can make a counter claim but then the counter claim has to be reviewed by those who made the claim in the first place and they decide if you are right or not – that’s the problem with YouTube… they just go with what the content owner says who register the video. Alex should sign up for content ownership and register his own material with Youtube.
* eOne sounds like one of those “bad companies” that are working to shut down the internet and people freedom of speech. Don’t hesitate to sue them out of existence. This is just another front for the war on peoples freedoms. Is there enough money involved where some money hungry lawyer would go after them?
* Let’s let the people at eOne and Universal Music know how we feel about this by posting Alex Jones films on a regular basis at their Facebook pages.