Originally Posted by Shadow11377
This same exact crap happens all the time, likely every minute of every day.
...though it usually doesn't seem to affect such well known videos.
This is a perfect example of how things simply don't always work out the way they're supposed to, or that people cannot be trusted.
I will not be boycotting Sony products over this issue, because it won't matter. YouTube sucks, and has for a long time.
It's not like the Blender Foundation had been hosting the video on their own servers, and Sony did a MegaUpload style seizure of their equipment. They just made the Third Party
block their video on the same Third Party player
. If you want to boycott anything over this, YouTube is where you should start.
With that said, as Sony falsely claimed it as their own content they should be held accountable. If the Sintel video was monetized, there should be data that can be averaged out for earned-income-per-day, and Sony should have to pay for every day it was inaccessible to the Public. But it's Youtube.. which is free hosting, and they don't guarantee videos being up, so it's likely not going to see any court case.
If Sony didn't file the claim, and used a third party to do it, they're still guilty.
If I paid somebody to steal something from somebody else, I know I wouldn't be innocent.