Save Miku: Hatsune Miku YouTube Videos Deleted

Discussion in 'Berita' started by Lazybone, 2 February 2012.

  1. Lazybone

    Lazybone 宏実 ♡

    [align=justify]Hatsune Miku fans everywhere are being rallied to the virtual diva’s defence – parties unknown have been waging an underhanded campaign against her on YouTube, by filing fraudulent copyright claims against her videos in an effort to get all her songs deleted.

    The campaign of mass deletions has been orchestrated against Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid songs hosted on YouTube’s various international sites, targeting translated versions.

    Popular Vocaloid videos which were many years old and had accumulated millions of views have been deleted as a result of the action.

    The deletions have been requested by a variety of suspicious parties nobody has ever heard of – names featured include “Media Interactive Inc” (who were apparently implicated in the deletion of Lady Gaga’s YouTube account) and variations on the name of “Junichi Sasa” (笹純一, 笹金純一, 笹川純一, 笹村純一, etc.).

    As the copyright for all original Hatsune Miku songs normally rests with the original creator, not with any company affiliated with Yamaha, Crypton or the record company mafia (except the minority of songs professionally published by these companies themselves), none of these deletions can be considered as anything but fraudulent.

    Japanese Miku fans have already organised a counter-effort in the hopes of uncovering who is behind the deletions, including an English language missive:[/align]
    [align=justify]All this is possible because YouTube allows unverified third parties to issue takedown notices on any content they host, which usually results in a swift deletion of the video which can only be reversed by a counter-notification.

    For takedowns based on the DMCA, providers actually have a legal obligation to restore content if the uploader files a counter-notification objecting to the takedown (for example, by pointing out that the notifier does not actually hold the copyright or have the authority to act on behalf of the owner), at which point the notifier must file a lawsuit in the US or drop the matter and leave the content alone.

    Not only is filing a lawsuit expensive, in the case of fraudulent or dubious claims the notifier will have perjured themselves by lying to the court about owning the copyright, possibly a rather more serious matter than the supposed infringement itself.

    Unfortunately, not only are most people unaware of this aspect of DMCA usage and easily intimidated by legalistically phrased intimidation, reliably ensuring the original uploader goes to the trouble of filing a counter-notification every time one of their works are subjected to a predatory takedown is a difficult matter, particularly with older content.

    Takedowns in other countries may be subject to wildly differing legal requirements, complicating matters even further.

    The suspicion online is that the takedowns are politically motivated – there has been some recent high-profile competition between Korean pop groups (the “popularity” of whom is suspected to be the result of organised promotion by Korean nationalists) and Hatsune Miku (who has the earnest support of anime-fans everywhere).

    This rivalry recently crystallised in the form of a pointless ranking of groups “which should perform at the London Olympics” (in fact the ranking had no official status whatsoever, a fact which was apparently almost totally lost on both raving Korean and Japanese nationalists and fervent Miku fans).

    Thanks to the competing efforts of 4chan, 2ch, and the Koreans, the ranking ended up being topped by Miku, followed by a variety of obscure Korean starlets, a point of pride for deluded right-wing Japanese and probably quite vexing to Korean nationalists who fancy their nation a pop super-power.

    Although 2ch is notorious for xenophobically blaming Koreans for every ill it can think of, in this case it is hard to see why else anyone would bother trying to damage Miku’s popularity, as the fraud does not seem to be intended as a shakedown and the “posing as Japanese to do something bad” tactic has apparently often been employed in such Japan-Korea nationalist spats:[/align]


  2. Flame-kun

    Flame-kun 大蛇武錬葬! Staff Member

    Gak gak gak gak terima gw. Kalau laporan dari orang-orang anonim gw nggak terima. Lain ceritanya kalau laporannya memang dari Yamaha.

    Yamaha selama ini diem2 aja, tuh. Masak cuma karena copyright dan isu yang kemaren sampai harus begini...
  3. Jormungand

    Jormungand Member

  4. Mocky

    Mocky Member


    miku itu lambang dari para kreator..

    dan miku itu ciptaan banyak orang


    i dont want to live on this planet anymore
  5. Sheratan

    Sheratan Parental Advisory Staff Member Uploader Donatur Event Winner VN Development Team Masa Latihan

    Wew. Sepertinya si Yamaha dan Crypton harus menerangkan pada publik dan youtube sistem lisensi dari VOCALOID dkk itu seperti apa...
  6. R-V

    R-V Writer from Unlucky Town Staff Member

    apakah hal ini juga akan berpengaruh dg penampilan miku d Olimpiade London?
  7. Sheratan

    Sheratan Parental Advisory Staff Member Uploader Donatur Event Winner VN Development Team Masa Latihan

    Loh, memang udah resmi kah itu Miku bakalan nongol di Olimpiade London?

    Kok banyak yang nuduh orang korea ya? @_@

  8. R-V

    R-V Writer from Unlucky Town Staff Member

    aku hanya dengar aja, miku menang voting. dngr juga dari Arashi354
    aku g tau apa karna ini mungkin demi memajukan K-Pop d jepang jadinya banyak yg nuduh orang korea.

    yeah, who knows.. :angin:
  9. kirishima

    kirishima Member

    dari artikelnya dan komen komennya , kliatannya kpop kalah pamor, dijungkalkan ama miku,
    mungkin yg butthurt jadi kayak gitu deh :haha:

    tapi ga tau benernya di mana, tapi yg bener, lagu miku dibikin banyak orang :santai:
  10. R-V

    R-V Writer from Unlucky Town Staff Member

    tapi tentu saja para k-popers kyk gtu harusnya terima..
    bukannya malah balik menjungkalkan miku .___.
  11. fleurishana

    fleurishana Staff Member

    weh videonya ;___; *padahal bentar doang haha

    ntah kenapa Korea ama Jepang emang bersaing ketat di dunia musik gini , yah tau lah sekarang Indo juga lagi demam K-Pop kan . nah banyak isu orang2 Jepang ga suka klo ada Korea2an gitu , begitu pula sebaliknya.
    tapi ga paham sih mesti ampe kayak gini segala .___.

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