04 August 2009

Warner Music Group Can Suck It

Do you guys remember my Blitzkrieg Spock video? Where I got bored, took various pictures of the kids' Kirk and Spock action figures fighting all over the house to the tune of the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" and turned it into a video? And the video actually looked like some weird Kirk/Spock sex thing? And it was somewhat amusing?

Yeah.

Well YouTube allowed Warner Music Group to mute the audio of said video.

Yeah.

Because even though I wasn't paid to make the video and I didn't charge people to watch the video, Warner Music Group is a bunch of preemptive jackasses. Oh, no, forget the fact that maybe watching my stupid little video will get someone interested in the Ramones' music and want to download it. Don't even bother to give me the option of adding a link to download said song. Or, gee, maybe add the video to the WMG channel on YouTube. Or maybe, I don't know, use COMMON FUCKING SENSE! *Pant, pant*

No, just delete the audio with no warning or notification to me, the creator of said video.

USSR, people. I'm just sayin'.

So, I have re-uploaded the video to Vimeo. And if it again gets screwed by "The Man" then I'll upload it somewhere else. And write another post about WARNER MUSIC GROUP and how much they SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF OUR CREATIVITY! And if it gets taken down AGAIN, then I'll just mail the video on CD to all of you. And send one to Warner Music Group. With a big middle finger emblazoned on the front of the envelope.

And then I'll need bail money from all of you. Thankssomuch and enjoy.

16 comments:

HEATHER said...

I LOVE IT!!!
YOU ROCK!
I will help you with bail money any day honey!! LOL!!

Avitable said...

Yeah, they did the same with my dance video. If I had the time and effort, I'd fight it and claim fair use. Stupid fuckers.

LAB said...

Love it!

Fight the power, CMGD. Don't let the man get you down!

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

LOL! The bastards.

For the record, I'm on board for bailing you out.

Sheila said...

I've never seen this before....hilarious!

I'll chip in for bail money so no worries :)

Employee No. 3699 said...

Great video! I'll contribute to your bail fund if need be.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Isn't it amazing what a bunch of assholes these people are? Gah.

LceeL said...

Given the content - I'd have to say that Warner Music Group is (or 'are', if you're British) homophobic. Ya think?

sybil law said...

Wow!
And I thought Spock and Kirk were gettin' it on, actually.
(But dude - it rocks!)
:D

Patois said...

Why do I feel the need to don a tutu? I'm good for a few bucks.

hello haha narf said...

LOVE your video.
thanks for taking kirk's shirt off. just for that, i'll help with the bail money, should that day arise.

Lynda said...

I think this time Paramount is just going to block the images. ;)

That video is hilarious!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Other Heather - Sweet! I'll need the cash. :)

Avitable - I know. I couldn't believe you and I discovered them the same day. I guess they did a gigantic clean-out.

LAB - The Man can suck my big toe, baby!

MommyCosm - YES! Another contributor to my bail fund!

Sheila - Awesome!

Employee No. 3699 - You rock, hon!

NATUI - Totally, hon.

LceeL - And you know that's horrible press right there. :)

Sybil Law - They were so hot from the fight, and Spock is so sexy in that tutu, that they just couldn't help themselves! It was the moment!

Patois - The power of Star Trek compels you to wear the tutu!

Hello Haha Narf - Oh, honey. Kirk always ends up shirtless in a fight. Or during hot sex with Spock. :)

Lynda - Don't give them any ideas, woman!

Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

I think I just fell in love with you! That was awesome.

A Free Man said...

They do suck. All of the big record companies do. Heavy handed, litigious bastards. That's why I don't buy their music anymore. I buy lots of music from independent record companies, though.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Joe - Glad you liked it!

A Free Man - It's just completely ridiculous and I don't understand their reasoning behind it. Escapes me.