NYC vs. YouTube

It seems that Google will have more than copyright issues on its hands when it officially takes over the YouTube reigns!

NYC Transit established graffiti-free bus and subway fleets in 1989. Today, “artists” are brazenly defying the anti-graffiti policy of the “largest subway car fleet in the world” and showing off their subway “art” at YouTube, to boot!

“Heads NYC” is identified by YouTube as a “Director,” and he says he is “Directing My First Documentary On New York City's Urban Graff Scene.”

NYC authorities are identifying him as a vandal, however, according to New York Post reports:

Transit officials said these films are worse than smut.

'Vandalism is a disgusting act, and documenting it only compounds it,' said NYC Transit spokesman Charles Seaton. Unlike spray paint, which can be easily cleaned on today's subway cars, scratchiti and acid etching permanently destroy windows at great cost to the MTA, officials said….

Queens Councilman Peter Vallone, who has led a citywide crusade against graffiti writers said that these videos will backfire. 'They will not be able to hide behind the anonymity of their tags forever, especially when we have them on tape,' he said. 'We'll find out who they are, and when we do, they will pay for defacing the city's trains.'

It seems that Google will have more than copyright issues on its hands when it officially takes over the YouTube reigns!

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