Nancy’s Journal: Live and Kicking

Choosing how to share


Nancy-2Hey, it’s Nancy here from soon-to-be world famous pop group Nancy and the Meerkats!

Today we put on a super-secret live gig and it went down a storm. All the fans were dancing and singing along to all the words.

Somehow my arch nemesis Kitty Perry got into the gig, recorded a video on her smartphone and then uploaded it to Mew Tube. And the worst bit was the nasty comment she’d posted underneath it that said “Nancy sings or should I say howls like she has ants in her pants and the Meerkats sounded like… a row of squeaky gates!”

Can you believe it?!

Our manager Big Joe said it isn’t easy to stop people from taking photos and videos on their phones. If you’re in private property, there might be rules forbidding it. But in public places, it isn’t usually against the law to make recordings like that.

Meerkat-B-2Luckily though we do still own the copyright to the music and so we decide how it’s shared about. The internet has lots of places where music and video are shared. It can be a great way to spread the word about a band. But if the copyright owner says it’s not for sharing then it is against the law.

Video sharing sites usually allow the copyright owner to remove videos that break the law in this way.

And to top off our epic win over Kitty Perry, loads of other people commented on the video saying they disagree with her. My fans were saying how much they enjoyed the concert and telling Kitty Perry that she must have fluff in her ears.

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