Go Ahead. Sue, TV5. Make My Day! Para Bellum


Upon checking my Youtube account yesterday, I got a message from a a certain username: rayg323. Please note that I rarely check my Youtube inbox and there's no notification on my GMail account if I received a mail. This message is dated August 19 FYI:

Good day,


We are certain that this video was uploaded without the our company's consent and likewise was downloaded and shared without permission from TV5 and its program Face to face. This video is a property of the Face to Face (Tv program) of TV5 and thus, uploading, downloading, sharing, embedding this digital file without our knowledge is considered unlawful. So we appeal to the owner, moderator, creator of this site to delete the said video as soon as possible ( you are given 5 (five) working days) otherwise we will be forced to take legal actions.


Respectfully yours,
Digital Media Coordinator, Face to Face
TV5

The video he was talking about is that Face To Face episode which I uploaded on April 8, 2010. Currently with 96,112 views and it's the highest views for any videos related to the TV show. I got the video from Pinoy Channel, which I downloaded via Firefox plug-in and saved it for my personal use. I uploaded it later in Youtube, because I found the video so funny.

What irked me a bit is they threatening me now with some legal action if I don't take down the video. Please note, that they sent that message on Aug 19, and said in the letter that they will do that after 5 working days. It's September 8 now.

Though they are right that they own the video, it is not my intention to infringe any copyright of TV5. I don't make money from the that video. I just put it on Youtube.com so I can share to other that TV5 has a new show, so they can check it out and I think my uploaded video & other Face to Face videos on Youtube are one of the reason why people got curious on the show. I even made a Facebook Page (1,362 fans) to further promote it and this is what I got in return.

PS:the title is just copied from the recent word war of Claudine & Angelica. Peace TV5 dont sue me LOL!

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  1. technically they have the right. But if you want to contest and explain your side, the most professional way is to contact them privately. The message they sent you are PRIVATE. And you published it immediately on a PUBLIC DOMAIN which is I believe unethical. It is only between the two of you. You and that TV5 Coordinator.

    Bro good luck. Because on my experience this networks takes this kind of cases seriously. Advice, delete the video. It is for your own good.

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  2. i think pinapatanggal yan ng TV5 kase magrereformat ang TV5 eh. eh promotion nga sa kanila ang online videos eh, lalo na sa province mahina signal nila!

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  3. lakas mo naman manghamon ng media if kasuhan ka may pang abugado ka ba? wala kang karapatan hamunin ang tv5 dahil content nila yung vid at ikaw ginamit mo sya without permission

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  4. thanks for the commments guys! @Anonymous: please read the entire post before you react :)

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  5. ABNORMAL NAMAN YANG TV5 CHANNEL NA YAN!! EH ANDAMI DAMING VIDEOS SA YOUTUBE EH!!!!!!!! ALA NGA NAMAN ISA ISAHIN NILA YUN???!!

    IBALIK NILA YUNG MARAMING ANIME MATUTUWA PA KO!

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  6. my advice

    read first the "Terms of Service" of Youtube
    to better understand why they contacted you and threaten you for legal actions.

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  7. i THINK you did nothing wrong. almost all youtube videos are copyrighted! AND FAR AS I KNOW ABSCBN AND GMA7 DONT DO THIS.

    mananatili silang #3 if they continue this shit!!!

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  8. baka akala nila ikaw yung pinoychannel.tv. di nila siguro mahanap yung mga videos ng pinoychannel.tv sa youtube, kaya sayo yung napagdeskitahan.

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  9. as usual. nakikiuso na naman ang TV5! so anong idudulot nun kapag tinanggal lahat ng TV5 vids on youtube? dadami ba ang viewers nila? tataas ang ratings? i dont think so.

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  10. tv5baonsautangSeptember 15, 2010

    go!!!!!1 Jay-L wag kang matakot hahaha :]

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  11. galing galing naman ng tv 5 meron na silang sariling teleserye na kahanay ng abs. kaso lang ung green rose ng abs kagabi hindi ko talaga nagandahan. sana ung mga baguhan ang kinuha nila para nabigyan ng chance ung iba...

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