YouTube Begins Removing Illegal Elvis Footage

When Elvis Presley Enterprises announced their plans to officially use YouTube to exploit the "Presley brand", expectations were that it wouldn't be long before illegal footage would be removed. So far only the "On Tour Outtakes" footage and 'That's The Way It Is' material has been removed. The notification says, "This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner Warner Bros Inc. because its content was used without permission". So far EPE has only posted three videos at their 'Elvis Central' with already released material.
Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Jan 21, 2007 
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JK (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 27, 2007report abuse
A lot of the footage can be seen on other elvis sites like elvisfun.com. That's the great thing about YouTube, you can embed a link in your own site and share it with the world. To me it's a mystery why they try to remove "illegal" stuff. It shouldn't be illegal anyway, they (epe) should be proud that fans take the efford to make this small films and footages of our hero.
fidelio (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2007report abuse
i think this is all wrong. this was the right opportunnitie to promot our man arond the world. When i've been looking to the age of the people who where watching clips from the 60's comeback or the on tour out takes, i was very surprised to see that the average age was around 20 and even much younger(14) This was one of the great ways to get the younger generation knowing elvis and it was really happening. So again its all about money...no respect for the king at EPE... with love form belgium..TCB
GeeBee (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2007report abuse
Well, we KNEW this was coming... :(
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2007report abuse
Don´t worry folks. EPE, Warner or whatever is the company removing the illegal footage, will not be succeeded. There are plenty of users posting Elvis stuff everyday and I would say it is impossible to remove all these goodies.
EAP3577 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2007report abuse
thanks Getreal & elvismovieguide for the info. much apreciated.
Iron Man (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2007report abuse
I do not know whether my suggestions confront with rule number 8 of ElvisNews Input Guidelines, I hope not, if it does - I just ask the moderators not to remove my account. BTW is there any idea whether it could be possible that Turner people themselves sold these copies of their Presley tapes to somebody to spread them via bootleg labels to make an extra buck and then release them officially in another 5 years? Then removing all this video could make sense - this could be a way to protect pirates... Maybe this doesn't make sense, but why on earth did these tapes emrger the year before last and not earlier? The 68 comeback special outtakes circulated among Presley fans for some time prior it's official release, I was thinking whether the people behind NBC tapes could have been involved in those pirated copies.
SuziB (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2007report abuse
"EPE never really noticed that Elvis Presley only survived this long because of the fantastic Job that ALL the Imported Labels records done, over the Years!" What complete and utter nonsense. Of all the buyers of Elvis music, memorabilia, books, Graceland tours etc, a tiny proportion would ever have purchased bootleg material. Elvis has survived, ad become an everyday touchpoint in so many people's lives for one reason only - Elvis himself.
Jerry 79 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2007report abuse
EPE is to busy to promote the Elvis talking head.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2007report abuse
EPE never really noticed that Elvis Presley only survived this long because of the fantastic Job that ALL the Imported Labels records done, over the Years! Monkey business ass usual!
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2007report abuse
"now harder to find because they propably will be on more underground sites" - I am surprised how few who still are unaware of the fileshare programs out there. The web (in the strict sense of the word) never was, never will be a good place to find "Illegal" material. Connect to the Gnutella 1&2 networks or eDonkey and you'll find all that YouTube-stuff, and more, plus every DVD that's ever been released - in source quality, not some crappy compressed-to-death YouTube flashplayer. Check out for example Shareaza, who are one of many simple to use clients.
Mielvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2007report abuse
I'll be dead before they release On Tour properly and entirely. Even though I was there when they filmed it and there when it came out in theatres
SuziB (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2007report abuse
Why blame EPE? They don't own the copyright to the film, so couldn't have insisted on its removal. Try venting your disapproval on Time Warner but rightly or wrongly they have a legal duty to protect their assets - failure to do so is an offence in the UK and US for failing to act in the best interests of its shareholders. The guys posting the material are also breaking the law. Would you approve if someone abused your assets by taking your car without your permission or squatted in your home?
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2007report abuse
They are just so predictable aren't they? EPE will use you-tube as a place to post tacky advertisements for their endless stream of tat, and promote their distorted and grossly inaccurate view of Elvis. They have no interest in using it to give fans anything, they just want to get their foot in the door of another area in which they can exercise their over zealous quest to have complete censorship on all things Elvis. They are control freaks, nothing more.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
Terrible ! I've been a fan for years and thanks to You Tube I saw some fantastic footage that I'd never seen before. Is there any good news in the Elvis world these days ?!?!.
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
what a freaken joke warner brothers is hording this material if they aint gonna use it sell it to someone who will
tesla (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
quote: So far only the "On Tour Outtakes" footage and 'That's The Way It Is' material has been removed. The notification says, "This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner Warner Bros Inc. because its content was used without permission". I can understand this, BUT please EPE don't remove the 8 mm 'fan footages' on YouTube these are real treasures!!
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
The problem is that EPE has ONLY 3 Elvis' clips in his "Elvis central"... 3clips.... Oh, what a mess!!!!
colnago (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
First time I've been to youtube.Lots of classic Elvis footage.Couldn't find On Tour but plenty of Thats The Way It Is,Madison Square Garden and 1977 footage with sound.'Stranger In The Crowd' is superb.
elvis-finland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
Why you can't post the link here? You need FLV Player to watch those clips, 100% legal software.
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
EAP3577 ....... there are sitres out there that will tell you how to save clips on your hard drive from youtube. I would send one to you,,,,,,, but they Elvisnews doesnt allow us to post links here. Do some searching online, and youll find one easy.
Iron Man (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
The problem is - why not permitting to download the video THEY don't will to give us? This is ridicilous! Just release akk you have in the vaults, Warner Bros and you ain't gonna have trouble with people trying to download what they don't have the possibility to obtain legally!
EAP3577 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
does anyone know how to save a video from You-tube. When i try it only saves the web-link, so if the video was removed my link wouldn't work !
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
Mmmm... when I search for "Elvis On Tour" I still get plenty footage. I think it has nothing to do with EPE's channel. Those copyright owners do a run down every now and then...
elvis-finland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
One TTWII video - yet hasn't been removed - has 130,000 viewers. Yep, it's a hit.
elvis-finland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
I hope this is done by Warner Brothers, not by Elvis Presley Enterprises, because I think EPE want's a hit on Youtube, and they already have hits on there. For example My Way and If I Can Dreame have more than 120,000 viewers, Dont' Be Cruel music video has more than 230,000 and many others have almost 100,000. So, EPE, don't be cruel and stupid, money isn't everything. If you only think money, what is going to happen to the King who is the reason why you get money? Without him...
Jth (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
Luckily I downloaded all the videos I wanted from YouTube, because this was bound to happen; and of course, nothing is offered instead, no opening-up-a-website-so-people-can-download-them-legally-for-a-very-small-fee ...what a smart move!! They will still circle the internet, just now harder to find because they propably will be on more underground sites
B_H (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2007report abuse
Well, I guess we all know where this is going....To bad really.

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