Here Comes Another Bubble Controversy Ends On A Happy Note……Not!

Dec 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Making Money with Podcasts, Podcasting Law, Streaming Video, Video

The controversy over the Richter Scales’ Here Comes Another Bubble appears to be drawing to a close.

The video was taken down from YouTube after photographer Lane Hartwell objected to the unauthorized use of one of her photos in the video. This has led to a great deal of debate over the role of copyright and fair use in Internet videos.

The group has released an updated version of the video that removes Hartwell’s image and gives proper credit for the photos that were used:

We’d like to be able to say that the controversy has ended on a happy note, but it hasn’t.

The re-edited video is still lame and it’s had the viral juice squeezed out of it.

The Richter Scales are unrepentant, taking the opportunity of the updated release to slag on Hartwell.

Hartwell comes across as spiteful in her response. “I will be sending the band an invoice for their use of my image in the first version of the video,” writes Hartwell. “This was the offer I proposed to the Richter Scales that they chose to disregard.”

The only winners in this appear to be the people whose images were used in the video. The Richter Scales have now provided comprehensive credit for the images incorporated in the videos.

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