You Tube sucks!
No wait, it really isn't their fault...
Mondo Media sucks!
No, I talked to them and it was an accident. Someone sucks here, and they are making me angry. I just don't know who to direct my blinding rage toward.
Here is the story. About a week ago I was looking through an old e-mail address that I never use anymore. It happens to be the default e-mail address for my You Tube account so I don't get 1000s of e-mails from You Tube telling me someone picked a boogar while watching one of my films.
I noticed a strange e-mail from You Tube that had the words "Copyright Infringement" in the subject line. I own all the copyrights to my work so this troubled me. It turns out a third party You Tube subscriber had branded one of my films as infringing on a copyright of theirs. I knew this was bullshit, so i tracked down a number for the guys that did it and left them a message. A day later they called me back and apologized for this mistake.
They told me to send in a contest e-mail to You Tube. The instructions for contesting a copyright infringement issue reads like Swedish Ikea Cabinet instructions. I sent an e-mail to You Tube that I believed included all the correct info, with a note saying I had physically talked to Mondo Media and they had said it was their mistake.
2 days later I get a robotically generated letter saying I didn't provide enough information for You Tube to process my request. It was signed Harry, which i guess was the robots name. Maybe H.A.R.R.Y. stood for "Half-assed Android Retard Response from Youtube" I'm starting to feel like I did something wrong when in fact I didn't. It has now become a huge hassle to get this problem corrected. Why do I have to jump through hoops to correct a problem created by someone else, that has admitted to creating the problem?
I sent in a heart felt response to the "Not enough info" e-mail from H.A.R.R.Y., stating that I had in fact talked to Mondo Media and they are more than willing to resend their copyright infringement accusation. Then I got the EXACT same e-mail back from the You Tube Robot.
I want to punch a hole in the internet.
After I tried to just upload the video again 3 times in a row under different names, only to be greeted with the same, "Rejected" notice; I reconstructed an e-mail with every last bit of info they could possibly need along with a snap shot of a mole on my ass, and sent it back to them. Now we play the waiting game, by Milton Bradly.
I know this seems like no big deal, but I don't have a job right now so it's all i have to focus my attention on at the moment.
Also if you haven't sent me a birthday card by today, it won't get here by tomorrow and you are a bad friend.