YouTube manifesto 1.0

Paul Cutler's picture

If you all support intellectual property, then I would urge that YouTube be a site you never visit. They are by far the largest intellectual property rights violator in the world, with the excuse that they cannot control what users post on their site.
They are owned by Google, which to my understanding was the second company to start collaborating with the NSA, whom we all know to be watching us for our own good.
The idea that we all deserve what we want for free is an absolute corruption of what is fair and just.
And yes, I am on a bit of a rampage… :)

pbc

quadibloc's picture

Huh?

YouTube reached an agreement with the major music labels, and now pays royalties when videos with music are viewed from its ad revenue, making it as legitimate as any radio station.

And many interesting videos on YouTube are entirely the creation of those who posted them; e.g.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53Cs9raoZKs

Té Rowan's picture

You know of somewhere else I can still hear a Paxman-engined HST?

quadibloc's picture

I guess you'll just have to buy the DVDs from Video 125.

Paul Cutler's picture

Look up any Miles Davis piece posted by some "fan". They are paying royalties to Columbia and Miles' estate? No, they are not. They will take down a video if you catch them, probably in the case of new major artists they pander to them and pay them. You will notice that new major artists don't have videos posted by "fans".
Look up my name - Paul B. Cutler - I am on there plenty of times with the bands The Dream Syndicate and 45 Grave and have never received one dime and never will. I guess I could spend the rest of my life tracking down violations and getting them taken down, I'd rather generate newer works. I even started a page there and now have thought better of it.
Look up any of Jimi's old songs - you can find anything. Do you think they are paying royalties to his estate? No, they are not.
They are the largest intellectual property violator in the world, perhaps not if you are a current major label artist. If you are a legacy artist your catalogue is worthless.

pbc

Té Rowan's picture

@quadibloc -- Would work, indeed. 'Course, with YT, I need not swap discs all the time, plus I get to watch clips like this, which I doubt I would ever have seen otherwise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPBaqh3dcVM

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