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Beatallica.org Shut Down, More Sony Nastygrams Fly

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Beatallica.org shut down, more Sony nastygrams fly

David Dixon, "Webmaster of Puppets" for Beatles/Metallica parody-mashup act Beatallica, says:

Beatallica.org has been taken down by our ISP:

"Even though we have received your counter notice, we are required by law to disable access to the infringing material. However, we are going to restore that in 10 business days from the date we received the counter notice (February 24, 2005) unless required under the DMCA to do otherwise."

Andy Baio (waxy.org) and Matthew Haughey (music.metafilter.com) both still have Beatallica mp3's up on their sites. I've emailed them to get their okay on linking them up, as they'll likely be getting a ton of traffic (and possible Sony C&D's) as a result.

Also, I just received, via Certified Mail, a cease-and-desist letter of my own! It's directed at me personally, not the website or the band. It basically says the same things as the one our ISP got last Thursday, but also that I must *immediately*:

- cease exploiting Sony/ATV Compositions and all derivative works thereof;
- provide Sony/ATV with information regarding any and all audio and audio-visual product, merchandise and written material (electronic and otherwise), and any other product that incorporates or uses Sony/ATV Compositions yadda yadda
- provide Sony with an accounting of all sums received or earned in connection with the exploitation of the Sony/ATV Compositions... as well as the operation of the Sites
- compensate Sony/ATV in an amount to be discussed

The Beatallica message board is still open, and you can sign the online petition here (now up to nearly 3000 signatures).

Source: Boing Boing

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1. badluckmaniac writes:

good Beatallica has to be the gayes band coping music from 2 other groups im glad this rip-knock off is gone.

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2. riffplay writes:

But the show WILL go on!!! Live performances won't stop at least.
...and business is good???

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3. Roby.it writes:

Hell, it's possible that nobody understands a f**k?
Badluckmaniac, Beatallica's songs were just parody, so they didn't steal or copy anything. They are the funniest thing in metal and you should better heard them and make a laugh instead of writing crappy comments. Everybody sign the petition, c'mon!

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