UPDATE: Thank you for the response! I did end up removing this YouTube video after reading your comments and chatting with a few other people. Thank you for your input!
I have a ethical/moral question regarding a video that I took of a band during a concert (no, the band is not in the photo below).
At the concerts that I attend, I always have my iPhone (and/or camera) in hand, ready to capture whatever may happen on stage (what can I say, I like to document my life). Most of these videos have been posted to my YouTube page. Some get more views than others, but they all hold a special place in my heart.
Shortly before the Christmas break, I got an email from one of these bands (will not be naming the band – so please do not ask) who asked me if I would take down one of the videos I had taken of this band (note: it was not a new song, it was a cover, and nothing illegal happened in the vide0).
“We really appreciate the support in posting all the vids. Thanks. We would like to ask you, though, if it’s possible you might take down the — video. We just did it once for fun and didn’t really intend for it to be released to the general public.”
That statement kind of confuses me though, since it was a concert…in public…in front of hundreds of people. I doubt I am the only one who got video of this song (but maybe I am the only one who posted it on YouTube?).
So my question is this:
Am I being a brat by not taking down this video?
Should I oblige since they did ask nicely and I do like/respect them as a band?
I need your help! What do you think I should do?