The world of music rights is getting on my nerves. A video I published today, of clips from my neighborhood, was taken off of YouTube because it featured a backup track of "I Will Possess Your Heart" by Death Cab For Cutie.
A copyright owner has claimed it owns some or all of the audio content in your video 86th at 9. The audio content identified in your video is I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie. We regret to inform you that your video has been blocked from playback due to a music rights issue.Really? Was that at all necessary? Who am I? I'm a blogger and videographer. I loved your song so much that I wanted to use it in my own original work.
Was I trying to sell the song? Was I screening this movie somewhere for profit? NO!
So, fuck you Death Cab for Cutie. You're so edgy with your long hair and 14-minute long songs. You're so cool and so anti-establishment.
Oh wait, you have a ton of stupid ass lawyers who are patrolling YouTube and pulling down harmless videos.
Whatever, guess who has music ON YouTube for its members to use? The genius himself, Trent Fucking Reznor, and his amazing band, Nine Inch Nails. That's right, he has sanctioned the use of his music, and put it on a new YouTube service called "Audio Swap" where users like me, who have unceremoniously lost privileges to their work, can quickly swap out the audio for something else.
So when 86 at 9 is back on YouTube, it will be backed up by Nine Inch Nails, and Death Cab can KISS MY ASS.
Trent is a savior. Death Cab is full of shit.