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StoutFiles - 12:32 am on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
So you are a thief and you complain about Youtube doing something wrong. You actively admit to being a priate of copyrighted material and you want Youtube to go down for your crime.
Alright, you keep bringing this up like it's such a horrible thing, so explain to me why it's so horrible. Google is saying it's ok to watch their videos and embed their videos. However, because I strip the audio from them for my own personal use (not sharing it with others because that would make me liable like YouTube should be) I'm the thief and bad guy?
Good for you, I hope the people you are ripping off come after you one day and leave the sites that I love alone.
I would assume the artists would go after YouTube or the people uploading the videos with their music on them (either one would be fine). How would they know I had the audio stripped when I watched the video? They wouldn't. I guess they could sue everyone who watched the video as well but then this just becomes laughable.
Compared to what you just admit to here and in other posts Youtube is a sanctuary for copyright.
If you're saying that everything that makes it onto YouTube can be downloaded by others with zero problems for the viewer, then yes, that is what I'm saying. No sharing programs out there can make the same claim, YouTube right now is a safe haven for taking copyrighted material.
You are the problem not Youtube, you break the rules and you want them to pay the price.
I am equally for users who upload copyrighted material being able to get sued, they're just as liable if not more liable. Guess what would happen to the future of YouTube(and every other upload site) if this happened? If this ever happens and their is a topic about it I will gladly jump in and hope the uploader loses. However, YouTube getting sued is the next best option.
I enjoy YouTube and all the free files I can get from it. **BUT...I won't be able to profit on a internet where major companies can do whatever they want with copyrighted content. My material will be taken and all I can do about it is file take down notices all day. Also, if I built my own YouTube I would immediately be shutdown for riding the line with copyrighted content because let's face it, YouTube does NOT have to play by the same rules as smaller sites.
There is something called integrity and to me integrity is what stops you from breaking the rules even when you know you can't get ever caught.
Integrity would have me purchasing overpriced files when I can already get them for free without any consequences. I can't even call it stealing if YouTube knows the song is there (their software tells me the song name with an Amazon ad) and chooses NOT to remove it. You can have your integrity, I'll gladly keep my intelligence.
Do you want Youtube to go down because you can't control yourself and so you hope if Youtube is gone then you can stop stealing music?
See **. I want an internet where everyone plays by the same rules, and may the best man win.
I still think you're viewpoints on YouTube are very biased, saying they should win completely based on the facts that you love watching videos on YouTube and I believe you have some of your own videos on their that you made some money from.
I'd still like to hear your viewpoints on how exactly copyright holders should get reimbursed for the damages of having their material uploaded without their permission. Just because it's too hard for YouTube to check DOESN'T make it right, there needs to be a solution to this problem.