Monday, 17 December 2007

Ego Trip: The Music Video

Caught this on Net@Nite: Bubble2.0 by The Richter Scales.

Here's the news as to why some of the links on the page don't work:

A hit YouTube video that parodied Silicon Valley's Web 2.0 gold rush has been taken down, launching a freelance photographer and an amateur choral group into an internet-fueled copyright dispute.

The clever clip, produced by San Francisco Bay Area a cappella group Richter Scales, mixed original imagery with photos found online, all set to the bouncy tune of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." It garnered hundreds of thousands of views before it was taken down Tuesday by YouTube due to a copyright claim by a photographer who's image was used in the video.

The source article on is interesting. And I concur wholeheartedly with the comments made by the lawyer.

Check the laws dealing with intellectual property rights first - just because a photo is on a photo-sharing site doesn't mean that you can do whatever you want to do with it.

So, you can play the music via the podcast, but don't watch the video (which is why I haven't linked to the video).