tangor - 12:17 am on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm not referring to public domain in the intellectual property sense,
Should... after all, most countries are Berne Convention signatories these days... that means creation and copyright are invested in final form. And for 75 years after creator's death.
Public Domain is what has passed out of creator copyright OR is intellectual property expressly granted into PD (that's where Open Source butts head with PD... one of those attempting to have cake and eat it, too, kind of things).
Posting to youtube has problems (read their TOS) which makes it a tad more difficult to retain control. Long and short, if it is YOURS and you want to keep it, don't give it to youtube, and if viacom gets it be on them like white on rice.