Friday, July 10, 2009

YouTube Cops Out in Force

The constabulary is getting better all the time on free-wheeling YouTube. One of your classmates posted a link to an educationally related video that now looks like this. And due to copyright dispute with Warner Music Group, more and more videos are muted, which is the reason for YT's "swap audio" function.

This video is an interesting reaction to what she feels is her right of expression. There are firewalls in schools and walls on the internet.

There are Fair Use issues and the law. YouTube is a free service, so what rights does anyone have regarding the content on it's channel. Actually, none at all. "Free" has raised our expectations in the mental landscape, and the ride between legalese and freedom of expression is going to be bumpier as technologies to express and control continues to evolve.

1 comment:

  1. It has been a fall from grace as far as I am concerned where money and "art" mix. I understand economy and reality, but when sound and color took the form of drum beats or church choirs; sounds shared freely for the purpose of uplifting the group, there was a piece that left when it all became a commodity.

    As I heard like 100 thousand times from an album/CD/iTunes I bought, for money, way more than once, "Money, is the root of all evil today."

    "Well son, it is a necessary evil."

    I think I'll read Jeremiah Johnson.