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This is the email I woke up to. Terrifying.
Honestly, I don’t know what to do at this point. Within ten minutes of sounding the alarm via Twitter, my account had been restored, but I’m one of the lucky ones. I have the privilege of asking tens of thousands of people to write into Tumblr on my behalf, and I can only imagine how helpless someone might feel who woke up to the same letter with no way to do anything about it.
I went back and searched through my old email address. Sure enough, under the “Social” tab of a gmail account that I never use anymore were a handful of Tumblr DMCA notices, all originating from some sniveling cunt stain named Jeremy Banks of the IFPI. I saw none of the notices until this morning, not that it would have mattered, because they were all for songs that I posted years ago.
I’ve been posting music for over half a damn decade. I have no idea what songs Jeremy Banks is suddenly going to give a shit about. Short of deleting every song I’ve ever posted, there’s nothing I can do to retroactively protect myself from this kind of arbitrary account termination.
Shit, we all post music. We all click the little box. We all know damn well that we don’t own the copyright, but we do it anyway. We’re not stealing. We’re not making money off the backs of musicians. We’re sharing our favorite songs with our friends.
God damn, I’m still shaking from all the adrenaline. I’m genuinely upset right now. People are suggesting that I export my blogs and migrate to independent hosting, but I don’t want to have to do that.
I love Tumblr. I love the community it fosters. I love my dashboard full of people I follow, and I love the interactions I have with all the people who follow me. I don’t want to leave Tumblr, but I don’t want to be so beholden to the whims of some DMCA termination robot either.
At the very least, I need to find a way to separate and protect Dear Coquette and my other blogs where I’ve never posted any music.
Ugh. This is not good. This is not good at all.

Another case of some automated program taking down something. The sheer volume of content vs. having an actual PERSON vet through stuff from senior/popular/noted users. 
We see this in Youtube. It’s here on Tumblr. There NEEDS to be a better way. Millions of dollars flow through these sites and yet it seems there’s not even a reliable team to contact unless you “know” someone and even that can be questionable. 
Fix it internet.  High-res

coketalk:

This is the email I woke up to. Terrifying.

Honestly, I don’t know what to do at this point. Within ten minutes of sounding the alarm via Twitter, my account had been restored, but I’m one of the lucky ones. I have the privilege of asking tens of thousands of people to write into Tumblr on my behalf, and I can only imagine how helpless someone might feel who woke up to the same letter with no way to do anything about it.

I went back and searched through my old email address. Sure enough, under the “Social” tab of a gmail account that I never use anymore were a handful of Tumblr DMCA notices, all originating from some sniveling cunt stain named Jeremy Banks of the IFPI. I saw none of the notices until this morning, not that it would have mattered, because they were all for songs that I posted years ago.

I’ve been posting music for over half a damn decade. I have no idea what songs Jeremy Banks is suddenly going to give a shit about. Short of deleting every song I’ve ever posted, there’s nothing I can do to retroactively protect myself from this kind of arbitrary account termination.

Shit, we all post music. We all click the little box. We all know damn well that we don’t own the copyright, but we do it anyway. We’re not stealing. We’re not making money off the backs of musicians. We’re sharing our favorite songs with our friends.

God damn, I’m still shaking from all the adrenaline. I’m genuinely upset right now. People are suggesting that I export my blogs and migrate to independent hosting, but I don’t want to have to do that.

I love Tumblr. I love the community it fosters. I love my dashboard full of people I follow, and I love the interactions I have with all the people who follow me. I don’t want to leave Tumblr, but I don’t want to be so beholden to the whims of some DMCA termination robot either.

At the very least, I need to find a way to separate and protect Dear Coquette and my other blogs where I’ve never posted any music.

Ugh. This is not good. This is not good at all.

Another case of some automated program taking down something. The sheer volume of content vs. having an actual PERSON vet through stuff from senior/popular/noted users. 

We see this in Youtube. It’s here on Tumblr. There NEEDS to be a better way. Millions of dollars flow through these sites and yet it seems there’s not even a reliable team to contact unless you “know” someone and even that can be questionable. 

Fix it internet. 

In late May, the future Los Angeles location of SM Entertainment put up a billboard of all 12 EXO members and kept it up when a member left the band. 
In late July, they put up f(x), a group that has abruptly stopped promotions because of a member taking a break. 
I’ve worked in music marketing and this baffles me. It’s an industry that changes on a dime. It is volatile and exhilarating. I know billboards are not cheap, but they could have changed this to another one of their acts. There is no reason NOT to. 
What do you think? Should SM have put up f(x) considering their situation? High-res

In late May, the future Los Angeles location of SM Entertainment put up a billboard of all 12 EXO members and kept it up when a member left the band. 

In late July, they put up f(x), a group that has abruptly stopped promotions because of a member taking a break. 

I’ve worked in music marketing and this baffles me. It’s an industry that changes on a dime. It is volatile and exhilarating. I know billboards are not cheap, but they could have changed this to another one of their acts. There is no reason NOT to. 

What do you think? Should SM have put up f(x) considering their situation?

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