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Trial and Error

And the Bubble Popped!

December 12, 2007 8:07 AM

I want to know who spoiled the party. Was the takedown notice worth it? Was it Billy Joel? Or some news network featured in the video?

Because we were having nothing but fun humming “Here Comes Another Bubble” set to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” But then someone filed a DMCA takedown notice and now the video, created and performed by San Francisco singing group the Richter Scales, is no longer on YouTube. That’s after it rang up more than 600,000 views.

AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher interviewed Tom Shields of the Richter Scales about the takedown notice Tuesday. Here’s her short interview.

(Hats off to NewTeeVee.com for picking up Kara’s video yesterday.)

The singer said he believes the use of the clips in the video falls under fair use, especially because the video was a parody.

I wouldn’t mind watching the Richter Scales video again. I’m sure others feel the same way.

Whoever issued the takedown notice evidently has too much time on his or her hands.


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