email claiming I had performed his trick without permission (despite owning 3 of Paul's products which teach the effect) and therefore he wanted me to remove the video from Youtube.
I'm glad I got to see it before it was removed. I think your performance was well done. Nice overhand shuffle work and I liked the use of the anti-faro.
Anyway i was the first to watch it, don't know if you got my comment: i suggested that a selection (a force, why not) could be easily sneaked in as the "wild card". It would make more sense now to implement a selection and some variations to come up with your version and your idea. Then if he steals your video you can flag him, and maybe use the same email he sent with the name reversed. Evil.
Just some thoughts.
I am a fan of Paul Gordon but I am very disappointed in how he is handling this situation.
Based on YouTube's copyright laws, you in no way infringed upon any copyright violations. Even if you were using his methods that does not constitute a right to take down a video since you can't copyright or get a patent on a method. I'm sure it's not worth the hassle but if you fought it you would win.
Sharing a video on YouTube is public domain but Mr. Gordon did break some rules. By ripping your video and crediting the ownership of it as his own that is a violation of copyright. I'm very saddened to see that this is what Paul Gordon is like outside the world of magic I know him in.
I'm not sure I have everything right due to my limited experience on YouTube with copyright laws so perhaps @RealityOne could correct my mistakes.
Note to self, avoid Paul Gordon
Hi Rev,Hi All
The weather where I am is currently atrocious, so I figured I'd try out a new card trick.
As you'll see, things didn't quite go to plan....
Thanks for checking it out.