Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Video killed the video star

I've always looked at YouTube as a copyright graveyard, but whenever I see something that's truly innovative up there I can be persuaded otherwise. Mindful of myriad problems in our interconnected world the company has taken an ax to the anthill over programming that partakes of copyrighted material, a solution that may not be the best choice where new avenues in film criticism are concerned. That's one example of the clash between creativity and copyright happening beyond the cat videos and comedy sketches my friends tend to send my way, in this unsettled new world.

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