(an open letter) Dear LoveCat Music….

Please stop posting under fake names. It’s getting tiresome.

But before we get in to that, I’ll do you the courtesy that you refuse me (and over 600 other YouTube users) by answering your straightforward question that you posed here. I do this with the understanding that you will reciprocate in answering my straightforward question that follows (and you’ve not answered so far).

LoveCat Music said/asked:

“David” – i’m confused. In your December 5 post youi said you don’t have a problem with the copyright holder not wanting their music used.

Your problem was with YouTube’s policies.

Now you’re singing a different tune. Can you just tell us if you got permission for all the music in all your videos? It’s a straightforward question.

And my answer:

I’ve not changed my tune at all.

My tune has never changed. If anything you’ve failed to grasp the point which I thought I’d made ad infinitum.

Music that I (and every other person that uses music on YouTube) use is tracked by YouTube’s content matching service. This automatically ascertains where and if the content can be used – what permissions have been granted by the copyright holder.

That’s why I don’t have any problem if a copyright holder does not want the track used – it won’t be accepted at all. However, normally if permission is removed then the audio is muted unless the copyright holder starts really throwing their weight around.

The problem is then that YouTube don’t actually act on queries regarding copyright, or counter claims.

Which brings me on to my question to you:

You claim to be the copyright holder, but so does Dieffe Sas. Dieffe Sas clearly gives permission for the track to be used, and yet you are giving out copyright notices left right and centre against those that have used it. Yet you do not have the Bubbles track on your YouTube channel LoveCatMusic, but Dieffe does….. So who is the actual copyright holder?

Y’see, here’s the thing. Three weeks ago there were about 900 or so vids using the track you claim copyright over. This week there are about 100, with the most prominent being on Dieffemusic.com’s channel. You don’t have it on your channel and you’ve totally evaded the question posed in the post Would the Real Copyright Holder Please Stand Up….

Which brings us on to this:

First you were posting as ‘isabelariel’ using randyfx@gmail.com as the email address from 68.175.125.226 – RoadRunner in NYC. As you already know, I posted that you were Ariel Isabel, the name behind info@lovecatmusic.com, although maybe you’re Benjamin S Frisch who’s also keen on the randyfx email adderss. Yet there was then a post from ‘sarah2singer’ from the exact same IP address (but different email address – btlcmusic@gmail.com)…. That was when I responded with my toptip of changing your IP if you intend to use fake accounts.

I thought that would have been the end of it to be honest. Or at least to the bullshit of fake accounts. You’d gotten what you wanted (the removal of videos) but no…… up you pop with a new fake username ‘patriciapoppins’ and this time a new IP 201.144.242.231 – and Mexican too! Kudos baby – how’s the weather?! Unfortunately your selection of email address let you down: randyfx@yahoo.com. Nice try though.

But honestly – creating three wordpress accounts? isabelariel.wordpress.com, skavoovy.wordpress.com, and now whywearehere.wordpress.com just to post comments? Why the need to hide, to pretend, to obfuscate?

If I was representing a client (or was the actual copyright holder) I wouldn’t spend my time flouncing around the internet posting under fake names. I’d simply state when I was appointed, in what capacity, and whose authority I superseded. It’s a fairly easy and straightforward process and generally accepted as good business practice.

I would never represent another entity if my online presence was a non-functioning shambles (loveacatmusic.com), I’d also ensure that when dealing with third parties I’d do it in a professional manner without hiding behind fake screen names or other nonsense. In short, if I was attempting to represent the best interests of my clients (as you claim to do so) and my company then I would actually ensure that it was for for their benefit, not turn people against them. Come to think of it…. do the people you represent know that this is how you work “for” them? Or is this something that they’ve asked you to do?

Incidentally: It seems that your channel has been getting some attention since your copyright operation, and interestingly the sentiments I’ve made are echoed by others:

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I don’t know if English is not your first language, but it seems that you either don’t fully read the posts I make, or miss the point each time. One thing’s for sure though – you’re pissing off a lot of people while “protecting” your client’s interests.

And no, none of those posts are by me (I don’t use fake accounts), nor have they been made by anyone that I’m aware of.

To my regular readers: Peas and loaves peeps. Peas and loaves.

To those at LoveCat Music – Merry Christmas.

7 thoughts on “(an open letter) Dear LoveCat Music….

  1. By the way, this statement of yours is false:

    “….Music that I (and every other person that uses music on YouTube) use is tracked by YouTube’s content matching service. This automatically ascertains where and if the content can be used – what permissions have been granted by the copyright holder”

    I assure you that YouTube does not automatically ascertain what permissions are granted. For example there are thousands of Beatles songs in YouTube videos. Are you saying that YouTube has ascertained that permissions were granted?

  2. These comments from the Pussycat Dolls seem like the actions of a nervous person who wishes to distract from your original efforts to pursue the legality of the claim against you. I would advise that you continue to correspond with YouTube in order to encourage them to investigate the Cheshire Cat. I would also suggest that you inform Dieffe Sas of Puss-in-boots’ reported claim and the actions taken.

    I know my opinion of what’s right in this situation is different from your own, Dave, as I’ve indicated in previous comments regarding this matter. I wish that all music could be freely used in creative forums when there is no message or money being made by people within these forums, but I know that you’re concerned about your video and not the audio aspect of it.

    My hope for you is that, through persistence, you are able to shed light on a possibly fraudulent claim and get your video back -with or without audio.

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