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Stolen/Reuploaded works

Post by MoonshineFox » 13/01/2019 - 16:27

So I've been hit with someone stealing my work (and several other artist's work) once for reals. He took the entire soundtrack to the game "Flux" from 1999 and renamed all the songs to something so creatively bankrupt as letters of the greek alphabet, uploaded the thing to Google Play, Spotify etc and sold it as his own.

I got into contact with Google specifically and had it taken down. That was a couple of years ago, and that was actual original work (as in no remixes but actually 100% made by me and the other artists involved with making the soundtrack of that game).

However, today, just for fun, I did a google search on targeted sites for my handle and found a couple of Youtube channels who had reposted my remixes. Now, they've put their own gameplay over the track, but it's 100% of my remix through and through and the only "credit" they give is "Arranged by Moonshine Fox". No links to Amigaremix, Soundcloud or even my Youtube channel.

So here's two questions:

Has this ever happened to you? What did you do?

Can I actually legally make a takedown of the videos that have reuploaded my work? The original tune isn't mine, but the remix (transformative work) is mine (provided I have permission from the original copyright holder, which in one case I actually have (Roman Werner, you rock!)). Can I issue a takedown of my work? I'm unsure really how this works, so that's why I'm asking.

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Re: Stolen/Reuploaded works

Post by LMan » 17/01/2019 - 12:05

Incidentally we had this discussion recently. Disclaimers have been/will be put up on Remix.Kwed.Org and AmigaRemix, addressing the issue. However I have my doubts that this will stop anyone. :roll:

Anyway welcome! :cheers:

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Re: Stolen/Reuploaded works

Post by MoonshineFox » 17/01/2019 - 17:27

Interesting read. Not that I'm that far gone to have all my music taken down everywhere just to prevent others from uploading it, but it's nice to know that the law is at least on my side should I encounter it. And thank you!

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Re: Stolen/Reuploaded works

Post by Chris Abbott » 19/01/2019 - 10:54

You can issue a takedown over the unauthorised use of a cover recording, yes.
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?

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Re: Stolen/Reuploaded works

Post by MoonshineFox » 19/01/2019 - 19:36

Good lord. Someone got real upset about me claiming my rights to my works.

He even took the time to go through my works on both Amigaremix and Youtube to downvote me. That's dedication. (For instance: https://www.remix64.com/track/moonshine ... and-intro/)

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