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Is YouTube trying to make a point? (19 Jun, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:08 am
by aardvark_admin
This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2018/0619.shtml

Has YouTube decided to exercise its muscles to make a point in respect to the issue of filtering on the basis of copyright?

Are they trying to sway decision-makers in the EU in the lead-up to an important vote on the matter?

If not, then why aren't they making any comment on the problem which has affected a significant number of respectible and trusted channels, including MIT's?

If YouTube is trying to influence decision-makers in this way, shouldn't we be very worried about the precedent that they're setting, as the largest, most influential media company in the world?

Re: Is YouTube trying to make a point? (19 Jun, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:49 am
by decibel
Probably part of The Donald's attempts to stop non-American's benefiting from America's wonderful education system.

Hasn't he been complaining about China stealing intellectual property from the U.S.?? :roll: :roll:

Now he's after you, Bruce. Time to put an extra lock on the door. :lol: :lol:

Re: Is YouTube trying to make a point? (19 Jun, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:51 pm
by JonL
What if Google starts (very subtly) biasing search results in favour of its friends and against its enemies?


Sorry to dissillusion you Bruce, but they are already doing that.

Do No Good

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:56 pm
by Perry
Stuff wrote:Wellington's Metlink is crying foul after Google increased the price the public transport provider will have to pay to use Google Maps from $1000 a month, to $30,000 a month.

Re: Is YouTube trying to make a point? (19 Jun, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:52 pm
by aardvark_admin
You can see why they struck out the "don't be evil" mantra from the company mission statement eh? ;-)

Re: Is YouTube trying to make a point? (19 Jun, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:32 pm
by phill
in an area where free is available and they are charging a premium at the moment how could any dipstick ceo think they could increase a price 30 times
and still have a sellable product
should have replaced it with
"dont be dumb" .. instead