Last I checked, whole movies never were on YouTube, Mr. MPAA.
Select scenes from movies ARE on there, and I like that. People can talk about crazy scenes from movies they like, and get people into the movie with a clip. Wow, they might even RENT the thing.
The guy says he owns the OJ Simpson car chase video. I'm callin bullshit. That was broadcast over free airwaves to millions of live watchers and instantly became a part of American collective culture. So WHAT it shows up on YouTube. Nobody watching on YouTube is watching it to sneak out of paying that guy. If it wasn't on YouTube, they wouldn't have watched it anyway and would have done something else with their day.
The lawsuit this guy filed paints YouTube as a gateway to copyrighted works because it allows users to ambiguously tag their posts. What does that mean? I'll tell you. He wants YouTube to have only certain checkboxes for subjects and tags, and he wants it to be illegal to have one of those boxes be Reginald Denny. That is what he is asking for. To preclude the possibility of his video popping up on the internet, any new tools have to conform to his fucked idea of how things should work.
Yes, this guy should still go fucking die.
This comment was edited on Jul 19, 01:49.