Beginning of the end for Youtube?

I’m actually surprised this has not come sooner. But it appears YouTube is about to get the pants sued off of them. I realized they were going to be in deep doodoo a few months back when Jake was over talking to me about Robocop 2. Not sure why that was the topic of conversation that day, but it was. I had never seen the film so I didn’t understand what he was describing, so he jumped on YouTube and found the exact clip he was thinking of. Pretty crazy, but the problem is that ‘clip’ is from a copyrighted movie along with millions of other clips on the site. So as you can imagine, music and movie studios want the money that is owed to them. It’s sad really, b/c I dig YouTube, I usually use it to watch stupid things that stupid people do, but sometimes it is nice to see an episode of robot chicken or the Daily Show…etc. I suppose the demise of YouTube is not even that big of deal since as always, there’s about 20 other copycats that have the same material. I just wonder if there will be a time 30 years from now when we’ll look back and remember the days of the ‘free Internet’ where there was net neutrality with lots of bandwidth and you could call up a clip of your favorite movie, song, tv show without facing jail time. I’m not trying to be overly dramatic I just wish there was a happy medium for movie/music companies, the Internet and us.

Enough of all that depressing thought! Check out this clip from a crazy Japanese game show. They have to quickly recite a tongue-twister and if they fail, there are consequences. Getting kicked is one thing, but every man knows getting flicked is the worst thing.

4 Comments »

  1. Phil said,

    September 16, 2006 @ 9:48 am

    THe farther down the line the more scared they get. Mr. Red had it coming.

  2. Aimzee said,

    September 17, 2006 @ 2:27 pm

    Oh crud. That sucks. I love YouTube and I’d be seriously sad if I lost all the favorites I have on my account! Now as for the evil MySpace…down with ‘em! ;D BTW, funny clip! Although I’m sure it’s not so funny to guys, hehe :P

  3. Davo said,

    September 17, 2006 @ 11:30 pm

    Oh man. I laughed my testes off. Better than getting them slapped!

  4. guitar Jake said,

    September 26, 2006 @ 6:29 am

    Yeah, that was actually the first Robocop. I guess that’s why YouTube is pushing this online community thing where you can post your own videos, etc…

    I believe it’s still a usefull medium.

    -Jake

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