I can’t believe what our world is coming to! This is ridiculous! I am of course talking about Viacom’s lawsuit against YouTube for copyright infringement. My second blog was going to be in response to a video on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in which Lynne Cheney looks like a complete &!%#$! However, I wasn’t able to post the YouTube video on this website because YouTube recently took that video down. I then tried to upload the video on many other video sharing websites-all of which rejected the video. After finally getting it to one site, I couldn’t get it to properly post in my blog.
Anyways, what I mean to say is that if YouTube carries on this with this and all these “copyright infringed” videos don’t even make it a week on there, there will be hell to pay. Sooner or later, there’ll be smaller video sharing websites that start-up and just “aren’t fully capable of enforcing copyright laws” and those will begin grabbing market share from YouTube. YouTube will be like Kazaa or Napster is today.
And I’m not done—what’s with Viacom? I mean, obviously they’re acting in the most profitable way they can but this is just crazy. We should have the right to share these videos with one another. Copyright laws today are far too strict than they need to be. And because of all this crap, it’s not hard to find a lot of anti-Viacom posts online. Look at all the other companies that have their video content shared freely online and haven’t taken any action whatsoever. I don’t see any lawsuits coming from them. Maybe they realise that the sharing of their content can actually prove beneficial to them as well as to their consumers.