Sign o’ the Times: Twitter gets a Vine copyright complaint from Prince’s record label


From The Next Web:

Twitter has been served a DMCA copyright complaint for content that was published using the Vine video platform it acquired and launched earlier this year.

Twitter openly shares how many DMCA takedown notices it gets from copyright holders concerned with content shared on Twitter (or in this case, one of its third-party products), and where the complaints are coming from, on a site called Chilling Effects.

In this particular case, the takedown request came from NPG Records, the 20-year old record label owned by Prince. A representative of NPG Records wrote to Twitter to say eight video clips hosted on Vine contained “unauthorized recordings” and “unauthorized synchronizations” and asked the company to remove them immediately.

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