Say goodbye to youTube!

Google video and youTube are releasing a beta software package that “allows” copyright holders to block clips.…
The 911 truth people are most upset as it means all those clips of original news footage of the day could be forever lost. Yes, we are backing up the good ones now.  Technicians will once again have to figure out a way to bypass this crap.

Today though those many websites I saw two years ago warning of the Orwellian dangers of DRM(digital rights management) and Windows Longhorn have disappeared and been replaced with the how wonderful Microshaft is.

Net neutrality was never a real issue, the real issue is will the net become just a cheap plastic shopping mall with streaming Faux News reports geared to a mental age of twelve.

Shit like this just sends me into my usual incoherent rage.


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    • nocatz on October 19, 2007 at 02:56

    once again…..

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 – The head of the Federal Communications Commission has circulated an ambitious plan to relax the decades-old media ownership rules, including repealing a rule that forbids a company to own both a newspaper and a television or radio station in the same city.

    from the NY Times via:


    • KrisC on October 19, 2007 at 03:51

    Notice we used to say closer…?  Now it’s just deeper into the abyss of it all.

  1. and hoist the flag to half-mast…

    • skymutt on October 19, 2007 at 04:38

    It’s perfectly reasonable that Google, having paid $1.6 billion for YouTube, would eventually get around to attempting to make the service a money-maker.

    It’s also perfectly reasonable for publishers to wish to have ways to protect their copyrighted material.  And it’s exceedingly reasonable for Google to wish to take measures to protect itself from getting sued by publishers eager to get their hands into Google’s deep pockets.

    For some people, such as yourself evidently, the changes that Google makes to YouTube in order to make it a profitable enterprise will be onerous.  But it is simply not sustainable for a service like YouTube to provide people something for nothing in perpetuity– they must make changes, and those changes will naturally turn off some users like yourself.  So, you now have a choice to either accept the changes they make, or simply move on to another service that you find more suitable.

  2. is open source software. makes wwwcommunication and distribution of snooze and original content (fiction or reporting) a pretty simple value proposition. IF you own your own server/URL or can afford to rent a server/URL and bandwidth for video (YMMV). And IF you can get over the idea corporate “content aggregators” –any of them– are a “good” thing.

    They are in fact farms for cheap IT labor.

    Who harvests? MSM carriers employ a bunch of people dedicated to the proposition of extracting $$$ from every media addict and media “property”. Otherwise, the web is just an expensive telephone fiber network.

    “Web 2.0” is a management tactic whose time is come, parallel to not net neutrality legislation perpetrated by the US congress. The DRM standards war is but one aspect of industrializing consumer “choices.” Or limiting individual “rights” to share, recreate, or reproduce any intellectual property.

    MSFT is the vanguard of platform dependency. People can’t even think anymore without a MSFT app “wizard.”

    See Don Tapscott. This exemplary wanker’s career has been dedicated to pushing the red pill, “wikinomics,” to opinion “leaders” who capitalize other aggregators. The premise is not innovative.

    See SEOmoz

    See google Broadcasting Ourselves 😉. (No. The winky emoticon is not a typo.) Just try to dig out the purported “revenue share” contract.

    Meet the “new” pyramid scheme, same as the old pyramid scheme.

    • nocatz on October 19, 2007 at 17:38

    Comcast blocks some Internet traffic
    Tests confirm data discrimination by number 2 U.S. service provider


  3. Interesting.

  4. control reality and art and we will be prisoners of the matrix o Murdock? There is always the drums!

    • banger on October 20, 2007 at 13:55

    I believe we always should look on the bright side as per “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” song from Monty Python’s The Life of Brian. Yes, copyright laws are moving into the realm of the absurd–it’s not just digital rights stuff either. I am generally opposed to all copyright laws because they have outlived their usefulness, in my view. They were created for an era long passed and now exists strictly to centralize economic power and deaden cooperative enterprise and technological progress (which is actually much slower than it should be if you look at the possibilities).

    Having said that restricting what we can see and hear on the internet may move us in the direction of more face-to-face interaction. I see this happening in the growth of venues (theatre, music, meeting places etc.)–it’s a subtle growth but it is beginning. Let’s build strong communities and relationships both online and in the flesh. Anything that moves us towards that may be a good thing. Just sayin’…

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