Below are some video montages that will soon get removed by YouTube, resulting from the inevitable DMCA notices that Wired freelance photographer Lane Hartwell will send (when she’s finished wrapping presents and invoicing strangers).
Per my earlier post, Hartmwell took action against The Ricter Scales for using a second of her photo in their “Here Comes Another Bubble.”
Copyright protection for artists? I’m all about that. But this isn’t a big corporation monetizing a starving artist without permission. This is accomplished photographer kicking the crotch of struggling amateur a Capella group that finally got some attention and made virtually nothing from it.
Hartman has the audacity to:
- demand YouTube remove the video
- hire an attorney
- and invoice the struggling musicians because her lousy, stinking photo appears for a second in a video that made the group no money.
So here are some links to Lane Hartwell music videos (none of which are mine, so send your invoices somewhere else, honey) using her photos without copyright permission.
And yes I encouraged it in my video, now titled “Wired Freelancer Picks on Struggling A Capella Singers.” Check out the more than 200 comments for an interesting debate (it’s one of the top-10 “most discussed” YouTube videos in news and politics).
- iHeartLaneHartwell puts this one…
- Song parody “Just a Shot Away”
- This one is quite nice. It’s from S2U04
- One with Weird Al’s I’ll Sue You! 🙂
- Very stylish one- digging the tune
- Deep and powerful
- A delightful ditty
- Billy Joel version by an account called LaneHartwellofNalts!
- The first entry- Christmas tune
So sue me, Hartwell. Well, actually don’t.
P.S. Doesn’t Wired have a PR person that can reign this gal in?