by Alphaville Herald on 08/01/07 at 9:18 pm
An anonymous source forwarded us the following communications with YouTube, in reference to a request that a Second Life Safari (by our sometimes misguided friend Petey) be taken down because it (i) violated copyright (Harry Potter and Ron Weasely being trademarked characters) and (ii) depicted sex with between minors (Harry Potter and Ron Weasely being fictional minors). Interestingly, the YouTube person does not say whether these or some other reasons were the cause of removal, and more interestingly, seems to be oblivious to the fact that the video is back up. Good luck keeping up with this one, YouTubers.
The correspondence is below the fold.
From: Copyright Service
Date: Jan 4, 2007 xxxxx PM
Subject: Re: [#xxxxx] Copyright Inquiry
Sorry for the delay in response, but this video has already been taken
The YouTube Team
Original Message Follows:
Subject: Copyright Inquiry
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 xxxxx
Username: ….. Video: None
This video contains:
A. Use of unlicensed trademarked characters (from the Harry Potter
B. Qualifies as child pornography as it clearly depicts minors engaging in
sexual acts. (Harry Potter and Ron Weasely both being fictional, but very