Copyright killed the video star

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They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine and new technology
And now I understand the problems you can see

Oh-a oh. You might have heard of the new Buma/Stemra license called Fair Play. They will charge the whole Dutch web community for embedding musicclips. Let’s try to push the limits of this license. The web and the new economy are about multiplying information. Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail it, upgrade it.

Let’s see how far freedom of information goes. Please film the copy of the copy of the copy of the Bubbles video above and post the video on your blog with this text underneath it. Your blogreaders should do the same and together we form a chain of information. Let’s create a loophole of information and find out when copyright gets killed because you cannot hear which song is in the video anymore.
Let’s resist the new license that would kill new forms of creativity. Let’s question the question of public space and fair use. Technologic. Technologic!

(yeah, sorry, at the end there's the sound of paper ripping.. that was the BUMA license leaflet!)

Voor de Nederlanders, teken deze petities:

The Buma/Stemra fuckheads are at it again. (includes RammStein Zerstören!)

Dutch "copyright" organisation BUMA/Stemra has launched their Fair Play license. From January 1st, 2010 websites and blogs can be charged for embedding content like youtube videoclips. (see also the dutch article on 3voor12) Somehow they figured out that the user will have to pay €130,- per 6 embedded files. This is not just for commercial sites, but also for personal sites like this.

To me this sounds like scare tactics and I wonder how many labels will actually use the above license. And I bet of that money, nothing or a very very tiny part will go to the artist.

You know what should happen with Buma/Stemra?: