Sunday, October 09, 2011

SST Records vs. YouTube

It seems that a lot of videos have been pulled from YouTube recently due to claims of copyright infringement by SST Records.  The entire case seems kind of sad to me.  Read all about it here, here, and here.

And while you’re at it, go and enjoy Black Flag’s video for “TV Party”   


Scott S. said...

Wow I would have never expected this from SST. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth, especially that they have gone so far as skate vids and fair use cases. This is only going to hurt them.

Dave said...

SST has a pretty sad history, especially considering it was easily the most important punk/post-punk/alternative independent record label in the '80s and early '90s. At this point I think that they are barely able to stay in business and keep those few classic records that they still own, in print. From what I've gathered, there have been accounting issues with SST going all the way back to nearly the beginning, that's why bands like Sonic Youth, the Meat Puppets, and Dinosaur Jr. have pulled their back catalogs from the label. Husker Du would have done the same thing if Bob Mould and Grant Hart could get along. The only records that will probably be on SST until it shuts down are the ones by Black Flag, Minutemen, and Descendents/ALL. Heck they haven't had any bands releasing regular albums on their roster since the early '90s when ALL and Big Drill Car left. The whole thing is sad.