Originally Posted by UsernameGoesHer
I can't believe how many people are surprised by this. If you were an off duty cop and you were going 65mph in a 55mph area, would you pull yourself over and give yourself a ticket? ...
But this is different. You could think along the lines of this being an on-duty cop (Google) speeding just so he can get the fresh donuts at the store first. Either way, both are bad comparisons. Lol, i'm sure Google like to think of themselves as some righteous internet cop, for sure.
Tbh, this is why you should broaden the number of companies you receive services from, rather than having everything from one. When companies like Google get too big, they eventually step out of line (After all, competition is good for consumers, right?).
Youtube is a massive copyright infringement, and ironically, i suspect thats what makes it popular. With Googles "do as i say, not as i do" attitude, any worthy competition to Youtube is just going to get snuffed out because they say so. This is just a form of censorship to go in Googles favor.
I've really lost alot of respect for Google, and it wouldn't surprise me if this was the start of a steady decline. Tis always how it goes with these corporations, no matter how good they were or are, eventually they all
turn to poop. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
What i'd like to know is how does Google determine what are legitimate "strikes" and what arn't? - i bet the entire process is automated.... Whats to stop people from complaining about particular sites just because it competes with theirs? I don't see this ending too well. You know this will be abused, and Google is the first to do it. Hah. Much like how Youtube video's are flagged by groups just to get certain channels to close down, it's all automated, so there's little to dispute it.
Heck, even my own channel has many copyright notices on it, but as i don't do it for any profit myself, i couldn't care less - they make revenue through ads on my videos so screw em. Plus their content just increases in popularity (Which they further profit from). Now, if i intended on making my
videos for profit, i wouldn't use copyrighted material.Edited by Thingamajig - 8/12/12 at 8:22am