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This week Guns N' Roses asked its fans to share bootleg footage of the band's "Not in This Lifetime..." tour, with a chance to have it featured in the official video. While that may seem like a great idea, some dedicated fans suggest that it's an (inadvertent) trap, as many people have received strikes and bans in recent months after sharing Guns N' Roses footage.

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Over the past three decades, Guns N’ Roses has been one of the best-known bands in the world.

When it started in the mid-eighties most music was still sold on cassettes, while the World Wide Web has yet to be invented.

Today the web is the major driver of revenue when it comes to recorded music. However, it also poses quite a few challenges, especially when it comes to copyright.

Guns N’ Roses’ entourage appears to be particularly concerned with these rights, up to a point where it has started to annoy fans. Over the past several months, many people have had their bootleg concert recordings removed from YouTube, Instagram and elsewhere.

“My YouTube account I’ve had for 15 years was terminated on Thursday of last week.  Roughly 20 GNR videos I’ve filmed from 2011-2016 were flagged and removed,” one fan wrote a few weeks ago.

These copyright takedowns don’t just affect full-length recordings. Smaller clips were apparently removed as well. Interestingly, even Meegan Hodges, the girlfriend of guitarist Slash, had some of her clips removed.

“I’m just putting this up to see if my video is taken down. Noticed that some are just gone. Hello Instagram I took this video. #iamwiththeband no seriously what’s up?” she wrote a few days ago

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The band is of course completely within its right to remove unauthorized recordings. Even from Slash’s girlfriend, if she didn’t obtain explicit permission. That said, going after short clips can do more harm than good as it usually only upsets and annoys the fanbase.

In response to the removals, a subgroup of fans appears to have revolted. Some continued to publish concert footage on alternative outlets, such as Pornhub, for example.

While there will always be workarounds, the whole episode clearly signaled that fans shouldn’t post any Guns N’ Roses footage online. Those who do, risk strikes and bans from YouTube, Instagram, or even Twitter.

Just when this idea started to sink in, Guns N’ Roses posted a rather surprising request this week, as highlighted by Guns N’ Roses Central. On Twitter, the band asked fans to share concert footage, which may then be included in the official tour video.

“Tag us in your videos from this tour to be part of the #NotInThisLifetime 2019 final tour video,” the band tweeted.

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Needless to say, this request came as a surprise to many fans. First, they were actively hunted down for sharing concert video, and now the band wants them to share footage online?

As a result, fans were quite reserved with their responses. Some indeed posted short clips but many others suggested that this could be some kind of trap. At the very least, it’s not a well thought out plan.

“Yes, this will make it easier for you to demand that your fans remove their videos of you from the internet. Is your assistant getting tired of searching for copyright violations?” Claire replied.

“Is this ‘let s see how stupid our fans are’ contest? We re not making music we’re deleting our fans accounts, we’re @gunsnroses,” Jaro notes.

“So you can block them?? Sort yourselves out and do something for the fans for once,” Jan adds.

While the takedown requests are not being issued by the band directly, it’s clear that some fans are not happy with the request. While it’s most likely not an intentional trap, it could be an inadvertent one when followers get flagged by automated bots or overactive takedown outfits.

Considering the takedown outrage among many dedicated fans over the past few months, this week’s request to share footage certainly wasn’t well thought out.

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Normal management would do this as a cool thing. 

 

Axl, Beta and Fernando are high fiving each other at how awesome it is that they are nailing those evil fans. 

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Best thing that could have ever happened!

 

Lynn Guini:  "Honey, whatcha doing on the computer?"

 

Mr. Guini:  "Oh not much babe, just watching some GNR concert videos on Pornhub".

 

Lynn Guini:  "Okay have fun!  If they play any new songs, make sure you call me over so I can watch it too."

 

Mr. Guini:  "Absolutely babe, will do."

 

 

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I guess pimply donut worker and fatty McCant fly won after all.

 

@MSL fuck you you far cunt and your side bitch

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What do you call Msl and walker working together? 

 

A hammeroid, they’re the pain in everyone’s ass that serves no one any benefit. 

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2 minutes ago, MIA said:

How long the Uzi Suicidal scheme has been going:

 

11-12 years

 

 

Amount of time it would take a real management team to deal with the issue:

 

5 seconds

 

That's GNR management in a nutshell.

 

They’re too used to letting the hangers on, that Andre cunt and the rest of them from molesting underage girls at shows, fuck them all 

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I was looking on Youtube today and I was surprised to see that there is tons of early AFD era live videos from 1986-87 that have been up for quite awhile.

 

Is it mostly just Chinese Democracy, and Not In This Lifetime Tour videos that get taken down?

 

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11 hours ago, popcorn's snare said:

Yep, I stumbled across them talking about it in one of their forums a few years ago.  They were really rabid about it.  

I am curious, what as their reasoning for getting the videos taken down.

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16 minutes ago, RedHook said:

I am curious, what as their reasoning for getting the videos taken down.

"This band is mine and mine aloneeeeee leave alex aloooooone"

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