Some ContentID bitching from a person who, experts believe, is not me



  • ^- Article on The Escapist

    ^- Additional points

    I love this explanation of how Google does business in the first article:

    Of course, this is not the only part of YouTube that's a creepy Orwellian judge-bot that assumes everyone is guilty until proven innocent. I ran into a very similar thing with their AdSense program a couple of years ago. This just seems to be their default policy: Create a brutal, unreasonable automated system and then stack layers and layers of ablative bureaucracy between the user and the people running the system. This insulates YouTube from having to deal with the consequences of their malfunctioning systems, which leaves them lots of free time for building newer, even more indifferent autocratic monitoring systems.



  • Follow-up to this article:

    He makes good points. I especially like the "finder's fee", even if it were only a few cents, that'd be a huge step in the right direction.



  • I think I've consumed all the stories, testimonials and articles about this I can handle. Until youtube does something to address the issue, what is there more to say?



  • @cartman82 said:

    I think I've consumed all the stories, testimonials and articles about this I can handle. Until youtube does something to address the issue, what is there more to say?

    Realistically, if people just shut up about it because "What can we do until YouTube does something", YouTube will never do anything because "Well, obviously it's not a problem. Nobody's complaining anymore, are they?"



  • Just support any YouTube competitors who arise. Until there's real competition in this space, it is, indeed, probably pretty hopeless.



  • @e4tmyl33t said:

    Realistically, if people just shut up about it because "What can we do until YouTube does something", YouTube will never do anything because "Well, obviously it's not a problem. Nobody's complaining anymore, are they?"

    I guess...

    Of course, a YouTube competitor would be the best solution. but good luck with that.

    @blakeyrat said:

    Just support any YouTube competitors who arise. Until there's real competition in this space, it is, indeed, probably pretty hopeless.

    Yeah.


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