Consumer Perspective

Sure, we all want something for free. But at what cost? There are differing opinions which can lead to a positive or negative view of YouTube.com. Users on YouTube who upload videos are restricted by YouTube’s copyright policies and terms of service as to what they can and can not upload. There are petitions going … Continue reading

YouTube’s Copyright Policy

Section 9.1 of YouTube’s Terms of Service states: [I] acknowledge and agree that Google (or Google’s licensors) own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Services, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Services (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights … Continue reading

YouTube, Film and Music Royalties

Music and film often take months of hard work to manifest, and longer to get a videoclip or a movie happening. These productions often cost thousands, sometimes millions of dollars. YouTube has changed the pace as far as consumer exposure goes to viewing content for free. Very recently, in May of this year, YouTube made … Continue reading

YouTube Vs Other Companies

Since the beginning of YouTube in 2005, it has had countless run ins with other companies. This has been because of naming rights, intellectual property rights of content included in videos uploaded to the site, and also because of the content generated or not generated on the site. I posted in an earlier blog about … Continue reading

Countries Censoring YouTube

Having access to videos online shouldn’t be a crime, right? Well there are some governments across the world that are censoring YouTube! This censorship comes in many different forms: Partial blocking of the site in different sects of a country or a complete national ban on the site. Countries that are currently blocking YouTube include: … Continue reading

Filming / Photography at Gigs

The first gig I ever went to I took a disposable camera. I was fifteen years old and I went to see Sunk Loto play in Eltham. I was so glad that I had taken photos, because when I had my cd signed it turned out the band had used whiteboard markers. (Hilarious!) What else was … Continue reading

YouTube & Censorship

The sharing of files, videos and the like have become a lot easier with the internet. YouTube have led the revolution in the way that we view videos, music clips, performances, documentaries… But what about YouTube’s policies relevant to the topic of censorship? I managed to find this Video on YouTube.com regarding YouTube policies and … Continue reading

Artists’ Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

It’s so easy for anybody these days to jump on a computer, right click an image, download it and then upload it to another website. Unbeknownst to many people this can be an issue of property, copyright and money. Many people dont consider where the images, videos and music that is now readily available over … Continue reading

The History of YouTube

Back in 2005 in San Bruno, California, three guys came together to make a company called YouTube, Inc. The three studied together at the University of Illinois and were also employees of PayPal. Although the story wavers between the three CEOS: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim – YouTube is claimed to have began … Continue reading