F*** you RIAJ
So yesterday I found out that the RIAJ (
Recording Industry Association of Japan) forced YouTube to take down my Shan Yu & the Huns AMV I did over the summer. I didn’t even get an email notification. I found out when I saw a empty black box on the embedded video on my DA account.
Yeah yeah yeah, I understand… it’s because I used copyrighted music (and footage). However, my intention was NOT to make any profit off of copyrighted material (I solely did it for fun, to share it with the others, pay tribute to my favorite Disney villain, AND to Pres Romanillos, THE creator of Shan Yu), and I credited every possible people, from the recording company, the band, Disney, the artist/animators that worked on Mulan, Avex Trax, etc). I shit you not, I’ve seen thousands of music videos, AMV, some fan made shit all across YouTube with copyrighted material and those have been around forever and some people are too lazy and inconsiderate to NOT give any credits to the original creators. If I end up using something that don’t belong to me or share someone’s work here on Tumblr, I ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO CREDIT THE ORIGINAL CREATOR AND LINK BACK TO THE ORIGINAL, no matter what. But apparently to RIAJ, that isn’t enough.
My video was only up for 3 month, and it didn’t even get a chance to be around for couple of years or reach 10,000 views or something. The weird thing is, I posted two versions, one with the lyrics and one without. They only removed the one with the lyrics, but I just took down the other one too since I caught a heat for it already.
Apparently I’m not the first and only victim of this circumstance. Bunch of people got their YouTube videos removed by the RIAJ’s demand. I was pretty surprised that my video got removed THIS soon (I was also surprised that Avex Trax or Disney didn’t make a fuss; it was somebody else).
I’m still pretty bitter about it. When I found out last night before turning in, I was PISSED. Fucking ragin’, blazin’, furiously PISSED to the point where I couldn’t think straight. I was pissed just like HHH when Randy Orton RKO-ed his wife.
JUST LIKE THIS!! >:(