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Friday, 02 December 2011 10:07

Copyright outfit pirated music

Written by Nick Farell



Ironic... don't cha think?


The Dutch copyright-lobbying outfit Brein is in hot water with a Dutch musician for pirating one of his tunes.

Melchior Rietveldt was commissioned by the Dutch copyright-lobbying group Brein to compose an anthem for an "anti-piracy" video. Brein licensed his work for a single use but it went on to use it in shedloads of anti-piracy ads run at the start of DVDs which hector about the evils of piracy when you have actually bought the product  in the first place.

Rietveldt who has been looking up the RIAA's figures about what piracy costs has decided that the infringement is worth a million euros.  After all his tunes have been on tens of millions of Dutch DVDs. He alerted the local music royalty collecting agency Buma/Stemra and demanded compensation, but to his frustration he heard very little from the outfit.  It seems that when collecting cash for music the outfit is not interested it taking one its own to the cleaners.

But the story gets a little worse. According to Boing Boing, a Buma/Stemra board member Jochem Gerrits contacted the Rietveldt with an interesting proposal. Gerrits offered to help out the composer in his efforts to get paid for his hard work, but the music boss wanted  33 per cent of all the money set to be recouped as a result of his efforts. In otherwords, we know we ripped you off and I want a cut of what you will make back.

Nick Farell

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+8 #1 robert3892 2011-12-02 10:19
Time to get a lawyer and sue
 
 
+6 #2 Jaberwocky 2011-12-02 11:46
I think a lawyer is available, Not sure about sue though...you'll have to ask her.

:D
 
 
+4 #3 JAB Creations 2011-12-02 13:05
He should sue the grandmothers of the people running the music outfits who pirated his music.
 
 
+3 #4 Kiyoshi 2011-12-02 14:50
I live in the Netherlands. Brein has been a patent troll since the VHS days. It's a private corporation which has only one way to make money, and that is being paid by big companies to hunt down and sue pirates.

The Brein video preceding the actual movie on DVD/Blu-Ray discs really sucks. It's about 45 seconds worth of crap comparing downloading of movies to things like stealing cars. And it is on nearly every DVD/Blu-Ray disc sold in the Netherlands, even of British or American productions. It is not skippable. And you get to see it when you have legitimately bought the movie.
If anything, this anti-piracy video makes you want to download the movie :P
 
 
0 #5 Sodomy 2011-12-02 23:21
Quoting Kiyoshi:
It is not skippable. And you get to see it when you have legitimately bought the movie.
If anything, this anti-piracy video makes you want to download the movie :P


This is why I rip all my movies. Good thing is in Australia your allowed to make a back-up of your movie, so i end up using the back-up all the time and throw the DVD in the closet.
 
 
0 #6 Fud_u 2011-12-03 09:56
You know the perfect way to steal someone note is to play it backward? I guess they just stole it straight.
 
 
0 #7 123s 2011-12-03 12:57
This guys are cool, they openly troll copyright and get away with it. We should thank them for showing how broken it is :S
 
 
+1 #8 bpbmdude 2011-12-03 17:52
Hypocrites showing their true colors.
 

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