Tuesday, July 17, 2007
So… long time no talk?!?I have:
- Moved to St Louis
- Continued to work with great programmers
- Talked on and off with Laura, owner of PlaybackSTL
- Begun a new job, second job to this… but it pays the bills
- Got married to a fabulous woman
was not the ultimate winner (JVC was with VCR). Grokster was
making a profit from advertising while allowing free access to pirated
intellectual property (songs, movies, et cetera).
So… what is different now? I’ll tell you… Google paid $1.65 Billion for YouTube and needs to make their money back on adwords and other annoying ads that pop-up all over YouTube. (really they didn’t pay, they diluted their company to acquire YouTube,
but that is a separate topic all together)
Bottom line: YouTube is a powerful new media for dissemination of videos, which if harnessed properly can lead to future or increased profits for artists. As long as there are AdWords or other revenues being generated through YouTube, Google is in direct violation of US law. They purchased YouTube with the intent to break the law.
Just a few thoughts to charge the blog back up. The author does realize Blogger is owned by Google, and doesn't care.
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