Lack of Va. Tech shooting links on YouTube, Google Video shows licensing model is flawed

As I write this, it has been several hours since the shootings at Virginia Tech. And as I posted earlier, there are plenty of high-res broadband-compatible videos up from broadcast outlets.


As I write this, it has been several hours since the shootings at Virginia Tech. And as I posted earlier, there are plenty of high-res broadband-compatible videos up from broadcast outlets.

But you know what? Nothing on Google Video, and as you can see above, nothing on YouTube.

What we have here, folks, is the:

Downside of the damn licensing models each of these sites- and more sites- have signed with the major broadband-enabled broadcast news sites. In other words, if it ain't lawyered and licensed, these videos aren't going to be included.

I'm sorry, but these agreements ought to be renegotiated to allow copyrighted content to be linked- license or no license.

On the deadliest day ever visited upon a U.S.-based facility of learning, we deserve nothing less than unimpeded links. 

A filter override is what's needed.

Agree? 

I'm sorry, but the public's right to know- and to watch- broadband video of a major news event- and where to find it- is more important than any damn lawyers-vetted license. 

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