Thursday, April 9, 2009

Still Silent

Heard back from YouTube. Doesn't seem as though the muting of the Barack Roll videos is going to be lifted. Seems pretty funny given that Rick Astley himself has commented on the video and that Google itself has used the video in promoting its Elections Video Search gadget. Pretty sure YouTube used it as a featured video last year as well.

A few people have asked me to reupload the video. I don't think it's really appropriate to aggravate the matter in that way. The video isn't hard to find online for those who really want to do so.

Anyhow, the follow up video of John McCain being Barackroll'd is still nice and noisy. I brought to the attention of YouTube that the video used substantially the same audio, but they don't seem to have taken any action so far.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does this REALLY happened? or its edited? cuz someone shall lose its job ^^

Lindsay said...

Hey Hugh, from one controversial YouTuber to another I want to reiterate how unfortunate it is that videos on youtube are being stripped of their sound. I remain in fear that the same thing will happen to my mashups. It seems despite the fact that the musician will reveal that they like a video, there's always the possibility that their record company will still try to dismantle it. Perhaps Astley doesn't own the rights anymore. Either way it's censorship that I don't agree with. Here's a lecture on copyright and the web that you will find interesting:

http://waambat.blogspot.com/2009/01/for-those-of-you-who-arent-on-usf-real.html

My advice is to not stop making videos, but to keep in mind that from now on the mashups that will remain intact on the web are ones created in a certain discreet nature.

<3 Lindsay

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