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YouTube removing Warner Music videos again, not just muting

Thousands of user-created videos, rather just their audio tracks, are once again being pulled from YouTube. Due to the ongoing copyright dispute between Warner Music Group and YouTube, tens of thousands of amateur videos have been removed from the site. Users believe their videos fall under the category of "Fair Use", but failed negotiations between YouTube and Warner Music have resulted in all content being affected...

Fred von Lohmann, a lawyer for the EFF said, "Thousands of videos disappeared. Either [YouTube] turned off the audio, or they pulled the video." The majority of the videos which have been removed contain clips of Warner Music songs in the background of slideshows, family videos, or are even videos of artists who simply cover Warner Music's tracks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
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