January 28th, 2007


Hey, my first cease and desist!

Got this YouTube message this afternoon.  I'm a bit miffed (who says no to free publicity?), but I guess I can see where they're coming from.

I'm a member of UCLA Random Voices, and you've recently just posted these videos of us on you tube. I don't know who you are, and actually don't really care, but the point is that you never asked one of us for permission, and we don't even know you. SO, could you please REMOVE all videos containing Random Voices immediately? We will post them ourselves if we choose to do so. You shouldn't be posting videos of people on the internet without their knowledge and consent. I'll give you a few days, and if you don't take them down, I'll figure out what else needs to be done about it. Thanks.


Oh, and I should point out that the only reason they knew about this in the first place is because I posted the videos as a comment on their MySpace page.  This was purely to their benefit, and it's not like I get anything out of my YouTube posts.

Needless to say, I complied immediately, and told them not to worry - it won't happen with their group again.