I made a new dance video this week. I filmed it on Wednesday, edited it last night, and was all ready to post it today.
…And then Youtube decided that the Creative Commons licensed song I was using was copyright-infringing-third-party-material. Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!
The irony here is that, based on my (I admit) layman’s reading of the terms, I wasn’t infringing copyright provided that I shared my video under a similar license. But Youtube wouldn’t let me do that because of the aforementioned supposed infringement. And that meant that I actually *would* have been infringing copyright had I kept it as-is. GRRRRRRR ARRRRRRGH. (I promised growling when I Facebooked and Tweeted this morning…there it is). Darn my obsessive desire to not break the law!
ANYWAY. I’m not going to bore you with any more intricacies of copyright laws and why they’re such a giant pain in my arse (they SO are). My short-term solution to the problem was to mute the music and reload the video sans soundtrack. I like it better with music, but there it is.
If you want to know what the original video sounded like, download 7 Ghosts I by Nine Inch Nails (I have a feeling the big name was what got me into trouble, even though the song is up on Free Music Archive for anyone—including you—to download and use).
I started the music when I cut to my feet walking down the hall a few seconds in….so, you know, you could always try to sync them up yourself if you felt so inclined. Or just watch the muted version. Whichever works for you.
P.S. I don’t usually post on weekends, but this weekend I’m making an exception. Stay tuned.