It is a sad day in Youtube land. Apparently Universal Music Group decided that “Hi, Meiosis”, my parody of Eminem’s “My Name Is” was not kosher.
I still feel like the fact that the song is a parody for educational purposes and does not cut into UMG’s revenue stream (in fact it probably increases it) all make it legal under Fair-Use. But I’m not ready to rock the boat quite yet for just a single video. If anybody has any legal insight I’d love to hear it.
Yeah, it’s a bummer that Youtube has made the video inaccesible in 235 countries (including the U.S. and New Zealand). But look on the bright side. There are still 11 countries where “Hi, Meiosis” is still available! So if you’re in Ukraine, Costa Rica, or Saint Martin – bump that ish.
UPDATE: For those of you with a Google machine, “Hi, Meiosis” can still be found in many nooks and crannies of the interwebs. Even in Albania!