Yes. I infringed some copyright.

And it has nothing to do with Limewire. Or MacTheRipper. I don’t do that. Really.

No, Facebook decided that my little film about a dog, infringed some copyright.

Hi,

We have removed your video entitled “The Seven Stages of Dog” uploaded at 11:16am September 7th, 2008. We did this because we learnt that your video might include copyrighted material owned by a third party, such as a video clip or background audio.

If you are the copyright owner, or have permission from the rights holder to upload and distribute this material on Facebook, you may file a counter notice of alleged infringement by following the link below.

Please note that if you re-upload this video without filing a counter notice, or if you upload another video that infringes on the rights of a third party, our system will again remove the content. This could cause your access to the Facebook Video application to be disabled, or your Facebook account to be disabled.

Presumably, the soundtrack. Fair enough. I did reference the music in the film, but I’m not about to dispute it as I clearly don’t have rights to reuse it.

But the obvious question – how on earth did they find out about this? Judging by the stats, barely even a handful of people had watched the films, yet, and I’m guessing here, someone somewhere did and reported it. Bizarre.

(No-one tell YouTube, OK?)

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