This week, we've had our fair share of dickery, and it all starts with Cyrricky.
|In every way except physical, I am a shark.|
Well, you won't believe what he's done!
If you guessed "left the fandom angrily, set up a gender-swapped sharksona Twitter profile, then set out to fuck with the fandom", you're insanely right.
|I wish everyone was this honest.|
For those of you unfamiliar with YouTube's handling of DMCA takedown notices, essentially they just take a huge shit in your Cheerios. After just a single copyright "strike" (which follows a "guilty until proven innocent" appeals process), you're prevented from making videos longer than 15 minutes, unlisted/private videos, streaming live or adding external annotations.
To a lot of YouTube users, this means you're completely fucked. And Cyrr--SharkThemePark thinks this is just hilarious.
|"HaHA! If I can't be horse famous, I'll take you all down with me!"|
Cyrricky never signed anything saying that, though. Granted, they didn't have to; after all, they submitted their music to the album knowing exactly where it was going. But with logic like that, how could anyone sit and watch the fandom burn?
|"Show me where, in writing, it says I'm a cunt."|
Make no mistake, the system's prone to abuse. What seems to prevent this abuse is artists knowing the kind of damage that this kind of mistreatment of their fans would cause to their reputation. After all, no self-respecting musician who really cared about their image would ever punish fans for playing music they were allowed to play, and...
...oh. So they just don't care.
Moments like this are just harsh reminders that the entire Brony music community is based on the fragile assumption that everyone's not going to be total cunts to one another. Once someone breaks this unspoken rule, things get bad fast.
A word of advice to Cyrricky, though: if infringement isn't your thing, maybe this shouldn't be one of your album covers:
|The original, by Skrillex|