posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 06:28 PM
Originally posted by rogoeiefar
I don't necessarily agree with this, but just to show the other side of the coin. I've got to say the idea behind it, I can't find fault with.
Copyright laws are very important to the artists and creators that sometimes work very hard and spend plethoras of money to produce some of the
entertainment people are uploading and showing to "audiences" completely free.
So, it's not "butthurt," it's been the law for a very long time and also morally wrong. If you watch an unapproved video on Youtube, part of you
knows it shouldn't be there, and if you are familiar with the copyright law description on every movie... ever, then you know it's for private
viewing purposes. Not trying to be contrary, I'm just saying that there really is no fault in trying to do something about it... It's completely
right and fair.
But to go after regular people isn't the right way to go at all, and it does resemble butthurt. They really need to hold Youtube accountable.
That's so obvious. Punishing regular folks will do nothing to stop it. It would in every way be much more effective (time, money, etc-wise) to
Quoting this whole post so others who missed it the first time get to read it aain.
I agree, as a struggling musician, sure I'd like my music to be spread to as many people as possible on sites such as Youtube as an example but
because I'm not earning the millions in touring, royalties, contracted agreements with record labels, appearances and other endorsements......yeah,
taking my music without money going to me for the privilege is downright insulting to my craft and hard work.
Now if you're talking about the major money makers like Warner Music Group then of course leeway should be taken between them and Youtube because
while views and such could help contribute to royalties not only to their artists to feed their families but also the label itself to be able to fund
scouting for new talent (I don't know much about Youtube's relationship with the music industry so if I'm wrong there, please ignore me).
I singled out WMG there because the amount of times I've wanted to listen to a song on Youtube by an artist on their books only to see the "audio
unavailable due to copyright" message really annoys me.