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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Rivendell 15 ~ Bilbo’s Gifts IV: Bilbo’s remorse, plus jan-u-wine's Rivendell Suite Pt. 8.

Posted on 2009.03.03 at 10:51

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2009-03-08 21:33 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm. These copyright issues are not particular to LotR. My daughter made little music videos for her favourite animated features, using music from here and there, and several have been taken down from YouTube for copyright infringement. I suppose it is a valid issue, all this use of material with no remuneration. But the way I look at it, it adds up to a tremendous amount of advertisting, sort of -- at least exposure -- and all for free -- that the artists and owners of the copyrights would have not otherwise got. Exposure and advertising which, if the pieces are good, only enhance fans' love for the music, and maybe even bring in more listeners.

Well, whatever you do, I am sure it is going to be *beautiful*.
(Anonymous) at 2009-03-09 22:20 (UTC) (Link)
There is a news item on my homepage this evening concerning YouTube.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20090309/tts-uk-youtube-music-13002c7.html

It seems many videos containing material owned by Warner Music Group have been disabled or removed. After reading that news item, I checked my YouTube account to find several more videos of mine have been disabled ~ all those using music owned by WMG. I would think Warner studios own the film images too ~ I hope they don't ever ban the use of
screencaps!

I'm sorry to hear your daughter's videos were taken down. I do agree with you that copyright infringement is a valid issue, on the other hand I think that ~ at least as far as LOTR goes ~ fans have spent a lot of money over the years on the various DVDs and soundtracks, as well as paying to see the films multiple times in the cinema. Most fans who make these videos do so out of love for the material, not for any monetary gain ~ and as you say, Mechtild, the videos do generate free publicity. (Not that LOTR needs any more promotion!)

~ Blossom.


Mechtild
mechtild at 2009-03-10 00:53 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's too bad! Maybe I'll mention it to my daughter, so she can steel herself to seeing more stuff missing when she next checks.

I am so sorry that any of your music videos have gone down. Thank goodness for me I have saved them all to my files at home, but what a shame for fans who might never see them except on a public site, whether because they are following a link, doing random browsing, or because they don't have their own machines. Whaaaah!

I don't like the LotR folks will ever think the films can't be further promoted. I'm sure they will be putting out new editions of the films for years. ;)
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