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News YouTube silences music videos

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Arkanrais

    Arkanrais New Member

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    Is this the year of the corporate goons taking battle with the whole internets, or am I just imagining things?
     
  3. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Wasn't it stupidity and greed that put the economy in the ******* in the first place?
     
  4. Spiny

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    Pious Rank Stupidity
     
  5. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Well... better to start other "tube", piratube (like piratebay)

    Why the hell we can't see videoclips? Are we downloading? Do we keep the file in the HDD? That's stupid...

    Better shut off the Internet, and let us all comeback to the caves...

    Censure ship is bad...

    I'm not in the UK, but if this catches on, we'll be all in deep ****
     
  6. quack

    quack New Member

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    Don't blame Google, screw PRS.
     
  7. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    lol posted on wrong topic
     
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  8. quack

    quack New Member

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    ^ WTF?
     
  9. Skutbag

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    The commercial value of any intellectual property has always been a stab in the dark.

    The PRS currently distributes money by essentially guessing how much a song has been played. Not only is it possible to carry this system over the web, it's possible to get even more accurate when it comes to monitoring plays.

    Digging their heels in and refusing to play ball just converts more people to piracy. If they ever get a new system in place it'll be too little too late.

    What can I say? Just make sure you genuinely support the acts that have made your life better; the ones who really want to make a living from selling Coke better start learning how to fix vending machines.
     
  10. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Indeed!!

    Google require by law a PRS license to display the content in the UK, this costs massive amounts of money already.
    An example would be at work (where there is currently about 6000 employees) we display the BBC News on LCD's located in the canteen area, however to do this, it costs the company something around £20,000-30,000 a year. :jawdrop:

    Without a valid license, Google can not legally continue to display the videos, so Google either stump up to the extortionate prices demanded by the PRS per video... so much so that if google did agree to the deal with the PRS then Google would be making a LOSS every time a video is watched, OR they discontinue to show the content in the UK.

    As such Google have blocked the videos from the UK, however in doing so the head of the PRS Steve Porter, has then been in touch to try make google reverse its decision on blocking the content.....

    I guess the PRS realize that they rather have SOME income than none at all.
     
  11. serial_

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    greedy *******s.

    GO GOOGLE!

    On a side note, you'd think they'd look at the opportunity to do business with the big G, but instead they gave the bigger, meaner kid on the block an ultimatum, and consequently got knocked the **** out.
     
  12. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    wow that sucks.. feel bad for you folks 'across the pond' :-/ .. hope they pull their collective heads out of their a$$es
     
  13. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    It doesn't seem to affect mirrors to videos from US based sites :D
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    they pissed off a giant... i am getting popcorn!!!
     
  15. Trefarm

    Trefarm No matter what... It's all good

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    Plenty of negative stories about PRS around, apparently they can now keep a percentage of the fees they collect, hence the rapacious attitude.
    My favourite would suing a Playschool for showing the kiddies DVD's... obviously don't have a PR dept.
     
  16. malcolm

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    Stab them right between the eyes... Google could essentially make them 'cease to exist' to most of the world.
     
  17. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    and yet another stone cast on the grave of music and music companies
     
  18. boggsi

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    Down with PRS! Let's all send them angry emails.
     
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