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29Jun/122

It’s Video Theft Time Again

We had those nice people at JessieJOnline who thought it was perfectly reasonable to rip my videos off YouTube then re-upload at a lower quality with no credit whatsoever.

Now we have LiveLeak's anglosaxonwarlord who likes to play a similar game. Yesterday I filmed the Bomber Command flypast over Green Park and posted my video to YouTube within ten minutes what with it being shot from the roof of my office.

This morning I got an email from my step-son :

so, here i am, doing my usual mid afternoon catchup on liveleak.

A few videos in, I get a little surpise... your voice! 🙂

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2bf_1340923838

So it had happened again, anglosaxonworld had decided to lift my complete video and re-post it to his personal greater glory with absolutely no credit to my original whatsoever. Why not just come round to my house and help yourself to everything else mate, feel free. But to add insult to injury he has supposedly given LiveLeak all sorts of rights to something he has no rights to give them :

4. Intellectual Property Rights
The content on the Website, including all User Submissions, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos and interactive features ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to Liveleak.

Further down it gets worse :

However, by submitting the User Submissions to Liveleak, you hereby grant Liveleak, in addition to any other rights which it has pursuant to any other program established by Liveleak, a worldwide, non-exclusive and transferable license to use, copy, prepare derivative works of (including without limitation, to rename, edit, shorten, split the videos into different segments, and use the entire video or segments as part of compilations), display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the Website and Liveleak's (and its successor's) business, including without limitation to grant access to the Website to third parties to view the User Submission (and derivative works thereof).

So LiveLeak believe they have all sorts of rights to something some toe rag submitted to which he had no right. We will see how long it takes them to remove the video, as the owner I do not consent to any of their terms of service.

## Update 30/06/2012 Video removed from LiveLeak ##

## Update 01/07/2012 anglosaxonwarlord didn't take it well ##

hope you die or arse cancer you fucking cry baby english fucktard and im going to grass you up for having pirated content on you channel at yt see how you like that ps hope some crack monkey in east landan fucks yer arse

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  1. I’ve had this done to me with my gig videos where they’ve re-posted to YouTube using their name but I hadn’t even heard of LiveLeak until you mentioned them so no idea if my stuff is being uploaded elsewhere. This type of theft seems to be getting more common, why can’t people just link & give credit where it’s due?! Hope you get this sorted 🙂

    • I was thinking overnight the poster was probably a decent enough chap but after contacting him all I got was an abrupt reply accusing me of stealing Dexys work. Funny he chose that one because they were actually encouraging if for the tour even posting stuff from audience members to Twitter! I gave them full credit, that’s the main thing, if they ask for it to be removed I will do so.


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