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Warner Music Group: All your memories belong to us

Apr 10, 2009, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

"It's not exactly what I would call a hot playlist, but hey, what do you expect from a bunch of 40-year-olds. In any case, to easily provide this video to her friends, we encoded it in MPEG4 XVID format and uploaded it to Vimeo.

"Having some concerns that uploading it with full quality audio might be too tempting for the piracy fairies, I purposely degraded the audio quality to 48 Kbps monaural so that nobody in their right mind would bother stripping the songs off. It sounded fine for the purposes of watching a slide show, but if you closed your eyes and listened to it on a PC, it was really crappy. But that was entirely the point, and I thought we were within the boundaries of Fair Use since the value of the audio was negligible and the audience -- a whole 250 people -- was relatively small.

"Today Rachel recieved a notice from Vimeo that Warner Music Group lodged a complaint about the content in her video, and it was removed from the site:"

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