Friday, January 12, 2007

i was made for loving youtube, baby

I haven’t been able to indulge in the pleasures of YouTube just yet, as my current computer can’t hack it. However, once I get my new system up and running, I reckon I’ll be fully into it. That’s the thing with all these emergent technologies. Reality TV may have democratised celebrity, but YouTube has democratised reality TV.

Interesting story in The Australian the other day, headed "Model film down Tube". It discussed how courts in Brazil are trying to get Google Inc. to permanently remove footage from YouTube for reasons of privacy. I would’ve thought digital video files were all that different to digital music files, so if courts could block music filesharing, surely they can block video sharing too?