[Foundation-l] Murdoch Company Claims Copyright on Wikipedia Video

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 21 08:52:07 UTC 2012

Hi there,
If you have size restrictions on commons, use
http://www.archive.org/create/ it has no size restrictions.

On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 8:38 AM,  <wheredevelsdare at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wanted to update everyone about our progress in putting up WikiConference India 2011 videos on Youtube. I did not intend to post about this until we had put all the videos online, however the circumstances are such that I thought its best to keep everyone posted.
> Yesterday when one of our volunteers was working on the videos and tried to change the licensing of the ones uploaded thus far to CC in the Wikipedia Spirit, he realised that the Keynote address by Jimmy [1] has a Copyright Claim by Star News, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp. The video had been blocked in certain countries and we could not change the licensing to enable people to reuse freely (and there are ads next to the video).
> This morning I have filed a dispute with Youtube and sent an email to Google as well mentioning that this is outrageous since it was our event and our videographer - I fail to understand how this claim is tenable! Will keep you posted on the response.
> [1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsfmCnyg8Mc
> Kind Regards,
> PS: Commons was not used due to file size restrictions.
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James Michael DuPont
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