Devin Townsend Receives Copyright Warnings From YouTube After Posting His Own Videos
Odd news: YouTube have apparently realized that they host copy-written material! As the world’s largest video hosting and sharing service, YouTube hosts an endless amount of content uploaded by people who have no legal right to do so. YouTube is now ruling with an iron fist against hosting such content, starting with the music of Devin Townshend. Unfortunately, the only issue is that YouTube has been pulling down videos that Townsend himself had posted legally.
According to Tweets sent out by Townsend, some of his videos have been mysteriously vanished from his YouTube account. Along with the videos being taken down, YouTube sent Townsend copyright infringement warnings about posting his own music.
Townsend comically tweeted:
HA! Got a copyright infringement warning from YouTube for posting my own shit…AWESOME!!!!Suck it!=]
— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) September 18, 2012
Youtube is pulling lots of my own stuff for illegal content. So freaking weird. Get over yourself, money isn’t everything.
— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) September 19, 2012
Townsend’s solo outfit, The Devin Townsend Project,’ just released ‘Epicloud’ on Sept. 18. The group is currently on the ‘Epic Kings & Idols’ tour with Katatonia and Paradise Lost. Check out the remaining tour dates here.