Warner YouTube copyright claim on Muse concert clips

Something that occurred a couple of years back now when I posted some dodgy low quality concert videos I took at Muse’s homecoming gigs at Teignmouth.

Warner at the time waded in straight away and claimed copyright on them, and YouTube took them down. Annoyed I was but given the warnings on YouTube’s help page about counter claims and possible legal actions if you proceed, I decided not to take it further.

Problem is I still have a black mark on my YouTube account now, and I’m still unsure their claim is valid.

Muse – Teignmouth 5th Sept 2009 (Resistance & Interlude) – (tjmoore1973)
Video ID: k3YQv70IaLI
Removed due to a copyright claim by Warner Music Group on 10 Sep 2009
Muse @ Teignmouth – 4th Sept 2009 (USoE & Cave) – (tjmoore1973)
Video ID: qNAiC5xp-Zg
Removed due to a copyright claim by Warner Music Group on 10 Sep 2009
Muse @ Teignmouth – 4th Sept 2009 – Resistance – (tjmoore1973)
Video ID: ARa93yFqxag
Removed due to a copyright claim by Warner Music Group on 10 Sep 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3YQv70IaLI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNAiC5xp-Zg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARa93yFqxag

Keep thinking I should still challenge this on the basis that:

– Their claim is likely via the DMCA which is US law. I live in the UK, footage was shot in the UK
– Quality is low
– It’s non profit
– Serves no threat to the artist or Warner
– Promotes the concert and band

Could also argue that the band are happy with (and I think even promote to some degree) bootlegs of concerts. There are some exceedingly high quality bootlegs about, even of this concert. My humble low quality videos are hardly an issue at all.

Problem with the UK is we have no fair use in copyright law unlike the US, so despite the DMCA I’d probably have more success there.

But don’t know really. I’d just like them to remove the black mark mainly.

Potter returns to Swinley

More filming for the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows flicks in Swinley it seems.

Not much to see given the limit viewpoints around the area they have closed off, although there are better shots around the net. Essentially there’s some green screen and some sort of stone archway set.

Harry Potter filming again. Feb 2010. #4
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Harry Potter filming again. Feb 2010. #5
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For the mountain bikers out there, this is what’s closed off
Harry Potter filming again. Feb 2010. #2

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Harry Potter at Swinley

My usual spot of mountain biking in Swinley Forest has been interrupted a little recently by some “major filming” (as they put it). Discovered lots of green screen, some cranes, and lots of crew vehicles. Not to mention a lot of mess! Spotted signs marked ‘WB’ and had a guess… big effects film, Warner Brothers… Harry Potter perhaps?

Did a bit of a search on the net and found my guess was right! Apparently they’re there filming some scenes for one or both of the Deathly Hallows films (due for release in two parts in 2010 and 2011).

Anyway, these are a few photos I’ve taken. They’re here for a couple of months apparently. I’ll be there every few weeks likely as usual so I’ll keep an eye on it, though I’m just there at the weekend for the biking so there’s not much activity to see.

Potter filming in Swinley Forest (2009)
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Harry Potter filming - On Location (2009)
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Harry Potter filming - Access Restricted
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Harry Potter filming - Crane #1
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Harry Potter filming - Crane #2
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Update: Possibly this is what they’re filming (not much of a spoiler, but tagged it as such anyway. Guess someone may not have read the book!)…

Spoiler: [spoiler]“We’re here in the forest, we’ve just finished the scene where Harry, Hermione and Ron are captured by the Snatchers after being chased through the woods. The Snatchers are brutal and scary but they aren’t the most intelligent of creatures.They’re trying to figure out exactly who it is they’ve caught.”(Source: LA Times)[/spoiler]

Harry Potter at Swinley was originally published on See You Next Wednesday