Algonquin Lip Dub Video Hit With Copyright Takedown Notice
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Algonquin seniors Giles Ober, Nic Zanghi and Sam Huddart took on the challenge of creating the first-ever Algonquin Regional Lib Dub as a year-long project for their Marketing Research class at the suggestion of a teacher. In order to achieve their goal, the students promoted the project through Twitter, Facebook, posters, school announcements and video blogs.
Over the course of five months and two filming sessions, Ober, Zanghi and Huddart worked to direct and produce this video. Mike Davis, a 2011 graduate of Algonquin, filmed and edited the video for them.
The video was released on Monday, March 4, and by the evening of Wednesday, March 6, it had already racked up over 18,000 views on YouTube and broke 30,000 before three days were out.
"To say the video was a success would be an understatement. We've received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and have been contacted by numerous local media outlets," Ober said. "Our goal is to leave behind a legacy for new students to come, and so far we're on the right track."
However, along with the media coverage on GoLocal, NECN and Fox 25 came the attention of UMG, who asserted a copyright claim, which resulted in the video being taken down.
"As of now, we're currently in the process of seeking legal council to further explore our options," Ober said in a Facebook post Friday morning.
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