Copyright issues reason for U2 video delay has issued a statement about the delay of the Get On Your Boots video. As many had already noticed, the video still contained images for which the rights had not yet been cleared with the copyright holders. The statement was posted on the fan forums on their website.

Dear all,

You might have seen we’ve been removing links to the rogue copy of the ‘Boots’ video in the last 24 hours. It’s not just U2.Com, it’s being taken down from everywhere on the web.

Word is that everyone was pretty fed up about an unfinished bootleg leaking out before the production team had finished their work.

Apparently it’s a pretty amazing video they’re producing but if you saw that ruff-cut the give-away was the watermark copyright details in some of the images. Turns out there were legal issues involved –
and it’s being taken down from YouTube, Facebook etc etc

As soon as the video is wrapped we’ll have it on U2.Com – as early as anyone else.

More information soon.

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