Earlier this month, Kim Dotcom launched his new file sharing cloud storage service, Mega, throwing a bash at his mansion.
The video was made available on YouTube and had many hits until GEMA decided to throw a takedown request, which led to YouTube taking the video down, at least temporarily.
There was zero reason for the video to be taken down as it featured local artists who had given explicit consent and featured Dotcom speaking along with his more of his content.
Dotcom angrily tweeted: "Incredible: The GEMA in Germany took down our #Mega launch press conference video from Youtube for copyright claims. Dear GEMA, all songs in the #Mega press conference are my content. And the artist who performed LIVE gave us permission. WTF?"
The infamous Mega founder says he has filed a counter-claim with the video sharing site and the video is back online. He adds: "GEMA can expect mail from our legal team. Copyright madness."
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 Jan 2013 19:44