Open content film blocked by YouTube in Germany

The following post is from Jonathan Gray, Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Cartoonist, animator and activist Nina Paley recently got in touch with me after her talk at OKCon 2011, saying that her openly licensed film Sita Sings the Blues has been blocked by YouTube in Germany:

GEMA has blocked Sita Sings the Blues from German YouTube for over a year, maybe over 2 years – I can’t be certain because I have only anecdotal reports. I came up with this idea while I was at OKCon in Berlin, and saw the takedown message with my own eyes. Better than using lawyers! Please share!

You can see the video clip she created about this here: