Here Comes Another Bubble was a fantastically viral video about the Web 2.0 bubble that was taken down recently by a San Francisco photographer’s DMCA take-down notice over her ‘stolen’ image.
Thankfully, that photographer’s photo has been removed, and the video is back as v1.1:
Unfortunately for The Richter Scales, the group behind the video, their 15 minutes hasn’t exactly been profitable:
In the week Version 1.0 was up, we sold only eight CDs of previously recorded music. That’s one CD sold per 125,000 viewers of the video. If this rate holds, the “profits” from CD sales will equal the $355 we spent making the video when Version 1.1 gets its 3.5 millionth view.
I guess DMCA notices don’t necessarily need to be correlated to lost compensation!