UMG asserts copyright of “Slideshow from Lindsay & Matt’s wedding”

Thu Apr 30 20:00:07 2009 EDT (-0400 GMT)

Lindsay and I put together a slide show for our wedding reception and set it to music. I thought the Tragically Hip’s In View would be a good choice as it’s catchy and suited the slideshow.

I had bought the Hippopotamus album from iTunes, but because of the DRM on the file I was not able to use it in the slideshow software and actually had to download the MP3 version from a P2P service to make use of it.

After the wedding I posted the slideshow on YouTube and our web site.

Flash forward to today and YouTube alerted me via E-Mail that Universal Music Group contact had asserted their copyright over the song, and may restrict access to the video in certain countries or ” In some cases ads may appear next to your video”.

The video is still up and there appears to be ads beside it. Here’s hoping UMG’s more liberal approach to their artist music works well for them.

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