Depois da acusação espantosa de que fui alvo, e além do pedido de desculpas que fiz, decidi perceber como funciona de facto o Youtube nestas coisas e apresentei aquilo a que eles chamam uma DMCA Counter-Notification, por achar que o meu vídeo não constituía violação de direitos de autor, que era óbvio a inexistência de má fé ou intenção de dolo e que, assim sendo, me parecia que a sua remoção se devia a um erro de interpretação ou identificação do vídeo.
Enviei uma cópia da contra-notificação à Asphalt Tango também e, enquanto espero que esse processo burocrático dê frutos, decidi tentar novamente o contacto com a Asphalt Tango, desta vez, através do próprio YouTube, já que foi na qualidade de utilizadores do serviço que me dirigiram a acusação.
Desse esforço resultou uma troca de mensagens bastante esclarecedora (para mim).
Transcrevo, correndo o risco de ser acusado de outra coisa qualquer, mas para recolher impressões e opiniões de leitores que já comentaram a minha passividade no artigo anterior.
A minha mensagem original:
I’ve already send an e-mail message through Asphalt Tango website to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com about the copyright infringement notification you made about a 1 minute mobile phone video I’ve made and share of Fanfare Ciocarlia playing in the street in Aveiro.
I think I made my point in those messages and I accept your idea that my video was copyright infringement, although I don’t agree.
But wouldn’t it be nicer if you just send me a message about it? If that was your wish I would have taken the video out immediately and, as you could see in my other videos, I’m also a musician and I had no intention of harming Asphalt Tango or Fanfare Ciocarlia. Quite the opposite: I put the video up as a display of how festive it all was and to give incentive to the concert promoters, who are my friends.
I apologize for any inconvenience, but I truly believe that the sort of video I made and share was to the benefit of Fanfare Ciocarlia and yourselves and it’s not copyright infringement under Portuguese law, as far as I can tell.
If it’s truly your wish to have the video removed, please tell me so.
Best regards, João Martins
A resposta deles:
Fanfare Ciocarlia believe only in high quality videos, their philosophy on these issues is to remove low quality footage.
The band choose to be in control of their own videos and do not want to be represented by 1 minute of mobile phone footage.
Please understand that the band is choosing to follow their own philosophy, even if this is not the mainstream idea.
Maybe they are wrong, maybe not……
Asphalt Tango Team
A minha resposta:
Well then… I understand their philosophy even if I think differently.
But what that really means is that I was falsely accused of copyright infringement, when the only issue was to protect Fanfare Ciocarlia’s image and philosophy.
That false accusation could have cost me my YouTube account, and that I cannot take lightly.
I appreciate your honesty, and I would further appreciate you contacting YouTube explaining them this issue. If I’m not mistaken, you are in violation of YouTube copyright policy, this way.
I do believe it would be easier to send messages to all the well intentioned people out there who are posting low quality videos of Fanfare Ciocarlia, explainig their philosophy towards internet videos and asking them to remove the low quality material and promote Asphalt Tango’s videos instead.
I believe I would react positively to such a request. But I do believe that the “copyright infringement” strategy will cost Fanfare Ciocarlia and yourselves some bitterness among well intentioned people.
Thank you for your kind and speedy reply, and I hope you can understand my opinion in this matter.
Best regards, João Martins