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Last year I posted a video on Twitter and tagged in Brittany Ferries and Discover Ferries it was of Pierre Le Beat dancing to music never thought anymore about it until I got the following in an email, I would just like to point this out as a warning that copyrighted material is being monitored and action can and will be taken if you breach that copyright, and it’s obviously worth pointing out that it was in no way Brittany Ferries or Discover Ferries fault the blame was entirely mine .

April 01, 2019 


Ref:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am contacting you on behalf of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (“IFPI”) and the record companies it represents. The IFPI is a trade association that represents around 1,300 major and independent record companies in the US and internationally who create, manufacture and distribute sound recordings (the “IFPI Represented Companies”). 

The information set forth in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, we submit that we are authorised to act on behalf of the IFPI Represented Companies in matters involving the infringement of exclusive rights that the IFPI Represented Companies hold in their sound recordings, including enforcing their copyrights and other legal rights on the Internet.

We have learned that your service is making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the following sound recordings, the copyrights in which are exclusively owned or controlled by one or more IFPI Represented Companies:

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - MR. BLUE SKY - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/then0wnow/status/864818518721691648)
THE SCRIPT - HALL OF FAME - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/gab_multifandom/status/860246396083085312)
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - MR. BLUE SKY - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/GaelleColombier/status/1023350211438104577)
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - MR. BLUE SKY - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/sosoogy/status/984895757806391296)
THE CHAINSMOKERS FEAT. DAYA - DON'T LET ME DOW - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/Joker5242/status/989690146827177984)
THE CHAINSMOKERS FEAT. DAYA - DON'T LET ME DOW - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/ph_f20/status/1022248754353774592)
SIA FEAT. SEAN PAUL - CHEAP THRILLS - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/neil_harkness/status/1027862462299877376)
SIA FEAT. SEAN PAUL - CHEAP THRILLS - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/0ptimistique/status/817490184535162881)
SIA FEAT. SEAN PAUL - CHEAP THRILLS - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/R______otb/status/980279229484068864)
THE CHAINSMOKERS FEAT. DAYA - DON'T LET ME DOW - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/our_0228/status/1006204137426509824)
SIA FEAT. SEAN PAUL - CHEAP THRILLS - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/charisarga/status/1004357630557605890)
SIA FEAT. SEAN PAUL - CHEAP THRILLS - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/MrQuickAndTasty/status/787402780852023300)
SIA FEAT. SEAN PAUL - CHEAP THRILLS - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/ezdehar33/status/1010611922344046597)
THE CHAINSMOKERS FEAT. DAYA - DON'T LET ME DOW - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/sugarjenox/status/883967202327760896)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/dybalaftjustin/status/881760261383827456)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/Chyrackkk/status/939573728853286912)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/polluelduck/status/971748857024479232)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/ToneLoc21/status/734440438355103744)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/R3D1ONE/status/1015376483408211968)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/MainAtt_17/status/1064718794000617473)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/Oseias_Maxchado/status/1048328336282460160)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/savetaeyong/status/1041010743255035904)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/3PNATO/status/1082690606869168129)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/YsgolMornant/status/735209450374598656)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/jssjnkng/status/903071895670501376)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/weockerweeds/status/939541082613858304)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/hooniedesu/status/1008324112698052608)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/patrickrobins0n/status/844092339530489856)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/Maylolens/status/895963284708311040)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/komando_ulama/status/1018455841303744512)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/RockHill_Soccer/status/978554229571846144)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/Kingsuni2/status/729624115854888960)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/KatieHaglund/status/947214296064278528)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/fireloco759/status/951840785128939520)
DJ SNAKE & LIL JON - TURN DOWN FOR WHAT - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/lalodelaca/status/1050739297438113792)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/just_2_wavey/status/948723535119290369)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/joeymakhoul_/status/972328482473586689)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/ThatsMeJayPee/status/979889308273397762)
OFFSET & METRO BOOMIN - RIC FLAIR DRIP - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/adelleplaton/status/969364706732453888)
HARRDY SANDHU - NAAH - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/ZeXManu/status/701069739628609537)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/Mbali_M/status/905170178450878469)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/zezzou/status/901019252920123392)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/sassyrollinc/status/1046230870166831104)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/growwithtechno/status/798643822536237059)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/SiempreShaina/status/922999239206084608)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/ToddJamnik/status/1002150195159879681)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/jayhage__/status/793958469841862656)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/RelentlessTr210/status/818883984558002177)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/JPFPanthers/status/762581363769810944)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (ORIGINAL SONG FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S "TROLLS") - Sony Music Entertainment (https://twitter.com/CongresodeBodas/status/889495064656957444)


(the “IFPI Represented Companies Sound Recording/s”). 

We have included in the table above the URL for the locations where we have identified instances of making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service. 

We have a good faith belief that the above-described activity is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.  

We are asking for your immediate assistance in stopping this unauthorised activity. We require you to take action to immediately cease making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service. That action should include, where applicable: 

• Deleting all copies from your service’s servers; and
• Deleting and/or disabling all URLs; 

The action required should be taken not only in relation to the URLs/locations indicated in the notice, but in relation to all instances of making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service.  

Further, we ask you to take reasonable steps to prevent further instances of making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service. 

Our top priority is to prevent the continued availability of the IFPI Represented Companies’ content on the internet. Unauthorised copies of sound recordings that are freely available, especially pre-release recordings, cause substantial damage to the IFPI Represented Companies every hour and day they remain available. In sending this notice we are providing you with specific knowledge of the unauthorised activity detailed above and are seeking to ensure that infringing content is removed from the internet as quickly as possible through your cooperation. However, please note that we do not admit that we or the IFPI Represented Companies are responsible for detecting infringing material and notifying you of it. 

Our use of a notice in this form, as required by you, is meant to facilitate your removal of the infringing material listed above and we neither admit nor accept that you are a 'service provider' for the purposes of the United States’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), or any similar legislation in another jurisdiction, or that it is necessary to serve, or that you are entitled to be served, with such a notice. IFPI itself and on behalf of the IFPI Represented Companies expressly reserves all rights in this regard.  

In addition, this notice does not constitute a waiver of any right to recover damages incurred by virtue of any unauthorised activities described in this notice, and such rights as well as claims for other relief under the laws of the United States or any applicable legislation in any other jurisdiction, are hereby expressly reserved. 

You may contact me at IFPI Secretariat, 7 Air Street, London W1B 5AD, United Kingdom or email Notices@ifpi.org, to discuss this notice.  

We await your response.

Yours faithfully


Graeme Grant
Director of Anti-Piracy 
IFPI
3rd Floor
7 Air Street
London 
W1B 5AD
United Kingdom 
Email: Notices@ifpi.org
Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7900
Fax: +44 (0)20 7878 7950



 
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Being a French company I assume BF will be paying the SACEM tax (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9_des_auteurs,_compositeurs_et_%C3%A9diteurs_de_musique&ved=2ahUKEwi_z6bnma3jAhUKy4UKHXkFAEAQFjAeegQIBhAC&usg=AOvVaw21EGHXJKHOppesM_sJRh8P) and are therefore using the music legally. 

Your posting of a clip for which the rights have already been paid seems fairly harmless to me as there was no intention to gain financially from the post. 

I'd be more worried about the RSPCA getting in touch regarding the illegal exploitation of an innocent, endangered animal and subjecting it, in captivity, to abuse at the hands of noisy, hyperactive children. 😉

Ed

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I covered an anti-piracy conference a few years ago and got the impression that with so little music being sold retail now the rights agencies were going to look to maximise revenue everywhere they could. 

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Those of us who are old enough to remember the days when piracy was a case of pressing “record” on your good old radio cassette player when the Top 40 was on Radio 1.  Taping off the radio - those were the days....

And of course, cassette players that munched the tapes up....😄

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