The Day YouTube Turned Off the Water

I received the following email Sunday afternoon.

Dear seankhiggins,

Video Disabled

A copyright owner has claimed it owns some or all of the audio content in your video Water. The audio content identified in your video is Water by Kristy Starling. We regret to inform you that your video has been blocked from playback due to a music rights issue.

What can I say? The quality of our production must have started to pilfer the profits. After garnering a few thousand views and international acclaim, I’m not really surprised the lawyers would want to shut down the site.

My original explanation and link to the video are here. Near the end of that post is a Quicktime version. Download and drink the Water while you still can.