Calling Aleksey Vayner’s Bluff

From: DMCA Complaints <copyright_counternotice@youtube.com>
To: ivygate <ivygate@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 10, 2006 9:06 PM
Subject: Video Rejected: Copyright Infringement

Dear Member:

This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Aleksey Vayner claiming that this material is infringing:

IvyGate: Worst Resume Ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjRZgmc3RyQ

[…]

Sincerely,
YouTube, Inc.

Oh, it’s on.

Anticipating a move like this, we had a conference call today with counsel from the Student Press Law Center in Arlington, Va., a truly wonderful organization that dispenses pro bono legal advice to college journalists (and, uh, us). We’re confident that we have a valid fair use claim to Aleksey’s video — but formally contesting YouTube’s action would just take too long. So here’s what we’re going to do.

We’ve posted the clip to Veoh, and just in case they remove it too, you can access it directly here, on our own servers.

We saw Aleksey’s first cease and “disist,” and we’re not scared. Mr. Vayner? Mr. ron706@aol.com, Esq.? Bring it, sirs.

UPDATE: Turns out that serving up the enormous video file blew the roof off our server. We’ll let Veoh host for now, and re-host it if they take it down.

321 Responses to “Calling Aleksey Vayner’s Bluff”

  1. Australia Says:

    I’ve only just learnt about this fuk wit. Let me tell you his video is one of the funniest things I’ve seen for a while. Has this prick applied to go on The Apprentice. If he hasn’t he should, it would be huge boost for the ratings especially when Trump says – Aleskey Your Fired!!!!! LOL

  2. Zus Says:

    I do not understand what the big deal is. The man just follows a theory he arrived at one way or another. Why is he getting all this flack?
    I do not understand why you view strife with such disdain. In face of challenges that he regards as serious and heavy to lift, you add to the weight he has to carry.

    I noticed that he uses the word ‘losers’, which is quite harsh. However, I believe he only meant it as a descriptive of people who try to bring others down. Guess what you are doing.

  3. Zus Says:

    I do not understand what the big deal is. The man just follows a theory he arrived at one way or another. Why is he getting all this flack?
    I do not understand why you view strife with such disdain. In face of challenges that he regards as serious and heavy to lift, you add to the weight he has to carry.

    I noticed that he uses the word ‘losers’, which is quite harsh. However, I believe he only meant it as a descriptive of people who try to bring others down. Guess what you are doing.

  4. Anon Says:

    I guess he got what he really wanted… attention.. and look we are all giving it to him! Although i must admit he is really, really, REALLY lame. ….. ..

  5. Anon Says:

    I guess he got what he really wanted… attention.. and look we are all giving it to him! Although i must admit he is really, really, REALLY lame. ….. ..

  6. An amused Brit Says:

    This is absolutely priceless. If he’d come up with this as a practical joke then he’d be a genius, sadly it seems that it’s actually for real in which case he must have some rather unfortunate psychological issues.

    Either way it certainly gave me a good laugh. I’ll ve intrigued to hear of him in the future to see if he actually does become someone in the public eye…

    Best of luck Aleksey, one day perhaps some of your dreams will come true…

  7. An amused Brit Says:

    This is absolutely priceless. If he’d come up with this as a practical joke then he’d be a genius, sadly it seems that it’s actually for real in which case he must have some rather unfortunate psychological issues.

    Either way it certainly gave me a good laugh. I’ll ve intrigued to hear of him in the future to see if he actually does become someone in the public eye…

    Best of luck Aleksey, one day perhaps some of your dreams will come true…

  8. Doug Says:

    This will be his seamen stained dress. After to the initial embarressemnt he’ll go on an be very successful.

  9. Doug Says:

    This will be his seamen stained dress. After to the initial embarressemnt he’ll go on an be very successful.

  10. the watcher.. Says:

    if you look closely at the bricks, you can see that they have a line going straight down before he breaks them.. What a pitiful excuse for a carbon based life form.

  11. the watcher.. Says:

    if you look closely at the bricks, you can see that they have a line going straight down before he breaks them.. What a pitiful excuse for a carbon based life form.

  12. Keyser Soze Says:

    Who is Aleksey Vayner? He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Vayner. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick Vayner ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And poof. Just like that, he’s gone.

    Oh, did I tell you I used to be in a barbershop quartet with Vayner in Skokie, Illinois? Vayner was the baritone and was a big fat guy then. I mean, like, orca fat. He was so stressed in the morning….

  13. Keyser Soze Says:

    Who is Aleksey Vayner? He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Vayner. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick Vayner ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And poof. Just like that, he’s gone.

    Oh, did I tell you I used to be in a barbershop quartet with Vayner in Skokie, Illinois? Vayner was the baritone and was a big fat guy then. I mean, like, orca fat. He was so stressed in the morning….

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  16. chris Says:

    We have just started a video resume website where you can upload your own or use a youtube embed tag.

    http://www.YouInterviewMe.com

    The great thing about a video resume it’s only part of the process, but indeed the last pass you do before bringing someone in is look at their personality.
    Most hiring managers hire on personality as much if not more than someones paper resume.

    Video Resumes

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    The great thing about a video resume it’s only part of the process, but indeed the last pass you do before bringing someone in is look at their personality.
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    Video Resumes

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