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"Today the internet went down for 3 hours. The nation was plunged into productivity."
-Norm, The Onion Movie
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-Brin, David Vise and Mark Malseed, The Google Story, page 292
"We are not scanning all those books to be read by people. We are scanning them to be read by an A.I."
-George Dyson, conversation with his hosts at Google
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by John Lee
Pirate News TV
Why were Adrenaline Crew music videos banned and deleted by Youtube, within 15 minutes of being posted by Pirate News? Only Terminator cyberbots work that fast...
UPDATE 10 MAY 2009: Google Video goes out of business - CIA-owned Google bans all new video uploads, to soon delete 100% of all video uploads. 200 Pirate News TV broadcasts will be banned and deleted by Google, along with 100s of millions of other Google videos. Google owns Youtube. CIA founded and run both Google and Youtube.
Google: YouTube Tool Won't Block Uploads, Until After They're Uploaded - Contrary to recent speculation, an antipiracy tool Google Inc. is developing for YouTube will not block uploads to the video-sharing site. Instead, the tool will check videos after they are put on YouTube and flag those that match legitimate material submitted by copyright owners and compiled by Google into a library of restricted uploads, a Google spokesman said. When the digital-fingerprinting tool finds a match in the library, it will take predetermined actions, such as issuing an alert, removing the clip or both, said Google spokesman Ricardo Reyes. Contrary to recent speculation, an antipiracy tool Google Inc. is developing for YouTube will not block uploads to the video-sharing site. Instead, the tool will check videos after they are put on YouTube and flag those that match legitimate material submitted by copyright owners and compiled by Google into a library of restricted uploads, a Google spokesman said. When the digital-fingerprinting tool finds a match in the library, it will take predetermined actions, such as issuing an alert, removing the clip or both, said Google spokesman Ricardo Reyes. Viacom sued Google in March in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging copyright infringement from YouTube and seeking US$1 billion in damages.
Google's Youtube To Ban UK Music Videos - Google-owned video sharing website YouTube on Monday announced that it will block premium music videos to British users after negotiations with the Performing Right Society (PRS), which collects royalties for music composers and labels, failed. Note that giant radio stations like Clear Channel pay ZERO royalties for bradcasting millions of songs every day, then post 700 billboards in Los Angleles claiming California is in MEXICO...
YouTube bans knife and gun videos - YouTube has moved to stem growing concern that its website glamourises violence by banning videos featuring weapons. The Google-owned video-sharing site has decided to introduce the ban for the UK only amid widespread unease about the increase in knife crime in the country. It says that any video which is clearly "showing weapons with the aim of intimidation" will be taken down from the site. "We recognise that there has been particular concern over videos in the UK that involve showing weapons with the aim of intimidation, and this is one of the areas we are addressing," a YouTube spokesperson said. The move has been welcomed by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith as a "real step forward" and she encouraged other sites to take similar action. "I would like to see other internet service providers follow suit to reinforce our message that violence will not be tolerated either on the internet or in the real world," she said. Today's announcement follows a cross-party report by MPs this summer which warned that the internet had a "dark side" from which users need to be protected against.
YouTubeBots ban your own video interviews
YouTube Bans Video Essayist; Apparently Commentary No Longer Considered Fair Use - YouTube has banned a video essayist, claiming that his commentary videos, which included clips from various movies, had to be taken down due to copyright violations -- and since it happened three times (yay, three strikes), his entire account was banned. So, here's a case where it seems that since the clips were used for commentary -- which is a clearly accepted fair use -- and, yet not only were the videos taken down, the guy's entire account was banned. Kevin B. Lee, who wrote for us about the best music videos of 2008 and whose video essays I’ve linked to of several times in the past, just informed me that his YouTube account has been “permanently disabled.” Kevin’s video essays wed critical commentary or conversation to clips from copyright films in a “teaching” context, and most of them were created as part of his project to “view every film on the list of 1000 greatest films of all time, as compiled by They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They?.”
You Tube Free Speech Purge Accelerates, Infowarrior Channel Banned - The real reason for the censorship is of course You Tube’s move towards becoming nothing more than a corporate shell for big studio production companies. The company is hemmoraging money because its current format is not a sustainable business model. However, despite doing what any normal company would do in such a situation and accepting advertising, You Tube has decided to just hand over the direction of its whole content to corporate interests. According to communication we have had with You Tube employees, You Tube has abandoned any pretense of copyright claims and is now embarking on a blanket campaign to ban all Alex Jones videos from their website. When attempting to visit the Infowarrior Channel this morning, one is met with the message, “This account is suspended.” Just as before, no credible reason has been provided for the suspension of channel. The original Alex Jones Channel was suspended because You Tube claimed that showing a computer print out of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news article on camera constituted “copyright violation,” despite the fact that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette denied ever making a copyright complaint. In a related development, Google Video has now suspended all new content from being uploaded and is re-directing users to You Tube, where full videos longer than 10 minutes cannot be uploaded without a special “director” account. “If current videos will remain online, and for how long is anyone’s guess. The move to suspend all new content from being uploaded adds another attempt to the growing list of methods used to remove viral content from the Internet that is damaging to the Establishment and the New World Order,” writes Mark Dice of the Resistance Manifesto.
What's going on with Google Video Uploads? - We are no longer offering uploads to Google Video. Since this is a big change for our site, we wanted to make sure we answered your questions about it. Video.Google.com FAQ, 10 May 2009
VIMEO bans all commercial and real estate videos - "Your account has been removed by Vimeo staff. Reason: Vimeo is for personal, noncommercial use." SpikeTV (formerly iFilm), Blip.TV, Vimeo and several others have done it in the past. Divx Stage 6 recently shut down as well.
Yahoo bans all 33-million free websites - 50 websites by Pirate News will be banned and deleted, after being featured on History Channel, Asahi TV in Japan and winning two awards in Hollywood.
Pirate News TV BANNED from public access TV - Knoxville city council and Knox county commission illegal banned Pirate News TV in January 2009, for broadcasting OBAMA CORONATION. Litigation has now begun to force Big Brother to bow down to We The People, the US Constitution, the KKK Act and Pirate News.
Police State Study Ranks US As 6th Worst In The World, UK in 5th behind only Communist dictatorships - The two countries lag behind only China, North Korea, Belarus and Russia in terms of governmental surveillance. "In an Electronic Police State, every surveillance camera recording, every e-mail you send, every Internet site you surf, every post you make, every check you write, every credit card swipe, every cell phone ping… are all criminal evidence, and they are held in searchable databases, for a long, long time," the report states. But your videos shall be instantly deleted, unless used as evidence in court against you.
by John Lee
What the heck is going on with Google Video and Youtube? Why were video trailers by Adrenaline Crew deleted after a mere 15 minutes online, when legal permission was pre-approved in writing? Why are remaining videos censored from Youtube searches?
This happened to Pirate News, but identical Youtube videos posted by others are not deleted.
Adrenaline Crew videos on Youtube and Archive.org are NOT listed in Google search results, but only when posted by Pirate News. Just like Google search censors 99.9% of blog posts by Pirate News, including this post. Apparently one must rent a domain name for their blog in order for Google to index it?
Seems to be related to whether or not the band's name is listed. Don't list the name of band or song, don't get deleted. This of course kills sales for the bands, which would otherwise generate new customers via free cross-promotional guerilla marketing.
This is what happens when too many lawyers and executives get together and bill their clients for lunch.
Wheelie Dealing: After Years of Stunts, the Adrenalin Crew Is Getting Its Big Break — and This One Isn’t Painful
By Lonnae O’Neal Parker
Washington Post Staff Writer
September 20, 2005
The Adrenalin Crew is performing at Criswell’s open house and eating up every minute of it. Reckless Steve burns rubber for the crowd. Greg claps his feet during his wheelie, like he’s inviting the audience to applaud. Van deadpans it, just looking hard and focused.
Prowling the sideline in a black Adrenalin Crew hoodie is Kenny Kelley, 29, from Germantown. He started the Adrenalin Crew in 2001 trying to break into the movies. Now he doesn’t ride so much.
But for years he has been calling and e-mailing and “stalking” Hollywood guys who could take him to another level. “He’s the most confident producer in the world,” says Eric Boyd, CEO of Los Angeles-based Destroy Entertainment, which is distributing “100% Illegal” through Warner Music Group. “Everything he touches is the best, he said. He called us for 12 months, twice a week.”
Warner Music Group Disappearing From YouTube, Both Sides Take Credit - The move to take down the videos started early Saturday morning. It’s a result of a breakdown in negotiations between Google and the music label over a licensing deal, which was set to expire soon. A person familiar with the situation tells me that the two companies were close to an agreement until recently, when Warner changed its terms. In response, Google made the move to yank the label’s content. YouTube’s contracts with all of the the big labels–in addition to Warner, it has pacts with Sony (SNE), Universal Music Group and EMI–are set to expire in the near future, so there are multiple games of chicken to watch here. December 20, 2008
That explains why these videos are being instantly deleted off youtube. WMG is killing their own bands, which is breach of contract.
No wonder bands are firing WMG and going back to indy labels, and why big labels are filing bankruptcy, like Adrenalin Crew's Tower Records.
ADRENALINE CREW CENSORED #2
In related news, anyone who posts Adrenaline Crew videos on sportbike motorcycle forums is instantly banned, and their post is censored and deleted, as dealsgapdragon discovered within 3 hours of posting on Daytona600.org. But 35,000 spammers are welcome, to spread their computer viruses (95% of members of Daytona600.org).
That forum is mainly to discuss 100s of mechanical failures and design flaws of Triumph motorcycles. Dealsgapdragon was posting detailed photos of how to remove a fuel tank to troublshoot and repair the electrical charging system, a common defect in Triumph bikes.
A few days prior, dealsgapdragon was instantly banned from TriumphRAT.net forum, for the crime of posting a link to the "rival" Daytona600.org forum, to a thread with photos of how to remove a gas tank.
That link was instantly censored and deleted by TriumphRAT.net, based on a Super Secret List of banned websites on the internet, which secretly included Daytona600.org (secret list of banned URLs was not visible to members). TriumphRAT.net is the factory Triumph website which apparently bans discussion of how customers can save 90% of repair costs by fixing their own bikes. If you want to ride not walk, don't buy a Triumph.
That sort of fascist "freedom" is why I'm glad I don't live in England any more. I previously raced there for 8 years, back when England had no speed limits or Gatso scameras. Now its 1984 all over again.
Censorship is alive and well in USA too, where Reality TV and 1,000s of songs are censored and banned. Pirate News TV is on the front line of that legal battle, waging war in the courts, airwaves and internet.
In January 2009, Pirate News was illegally banned from public access TV by Knoxville city council and Knox County commission, for playing banned music and a political cartoon by Imagine Peace Films (used with permission). Litigation will restore Pirate News to the airwaves. When you need a bigger hammer, hire a lawyer. Stay tooned.
Motorcycle news is a popular topic on Pirate News TV, which has over 3-million video downloads, and up to 80,000 hits per day. Truth in news -- what a concept!
Adrenaline Crew at King of the South
How to get paid to win in traffic court, with or without a blowjob
Constitutional Right to Travel without a Driver License Contract
AmericanAutobahn.com - As seen at a LEGAL 212 mph on a public highway on History Channel
Driving 212 mph is statistically safer than 55 mph
SPEAK NO EVIL: YouTube Censors Free Speech
March 31, 2009
1. A three minute 1967 Newsreel covering the Apollo 1 Fire.
2. Interviews with Apollo Astronauts Gene Cernan and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
3. An interview with Thomas Ronald Baron regarding the harassment he received after exposing NASA.
4. The opening scene from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon - a 19 second film and a 9 minute film.
These are just a few of the topics covered in 60 films recently removed by YouTube, after being flagged for "inappropriate content" in an obvious attack against free speech by the propagandists. None of the films were cited for copyright infringement - just plain old "I don't like what you're saying, so SHUT UP!" censorship.
Some of these films can be viewed here, on our Justin.TV channel, embedded above to the right.
This censorship is to be expected from the NASA-worshipping propagandists, from Mark Gray to Jay Windley to SVector to Phil Plait - but not from YouTube. Or is it? Read the New York Times article dealing with this subject - calling this trend a "slippery slope", in which there is never an easy way back up from the abyss at the bottom. Yet, perhaps not all of these gentleman would have wanted this to happen, especially Shane Killian - who seems to honor our sacred liberty.
Jay Windley, on the other hand, has shown himself to be a gatekeeper for government corruption and deception on several levels - steering any honest seeker away from facts instead of toward them, whenever the facts and his opinon do not concur. And in doing so, he is in fact, a "mind-enslaved" subject of the government instead of a free servant of the people.
In any case, we respect his right to free speech - and we will continue to defend his rights. And, in addition, it is important that we at MOONMOVIE.COM defend the rights of each person who took away our rights, whomever they may be. None of us have to agree with the viewpoints of others, but when we begin to deny our enemies their right to freely exercise the priciples behind the 2nd Amendment -
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
- we risk backlash against ALL of us, with ALL rights removed simply by a small elitist group who didn't like the viewpoints of others.
Deny rights to a select group, and someday, the ones who engage in this violation of rights will find their own rights removed as well until we all suffer under the hands of tyrants, doing whatever they wish to us. Remember, this is why these United States were founded.
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips , (1811-1884)
We asked YouTube to restore the videos, but they simply refused with no specific reasons given. They would not answer any of our questions, including a request that they provide detailed reasons behind the "inappropriate" nature of each of the 60 films. In their silence, it is clear that it's not the content itself that they have judged to be inappropriate, such as "nudity or violence" - but the very ideas themselves. As the new "Ministry of Truth", they have violated one of the foundation stones of the Bill of Rights in censoring free speech with such a broad brush.
Of course, we will now upload them again and again in multiple copies in a different venue if needed. The truth will not be silenced.
In closing, let me explain how NASA, the government-controlled sectors of science, and the Department of Defense are enslaving you. We were warned of this coming captivity of thought (and the loss of scientific-advancement-for-the-good-of-the-people) several years ago in the Farewell Address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Many of us are familiar with the first part of this quote, but never continue it to Eisenhower's related warning.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present -- and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. (Google, owner of YouTube, and Microsoft are both directly subordinate to the directives of National Security Interests - see below.)
It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system -- ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.
Note that Pirate News' previous youtube account, Apolloscam, was censored and deleted after more than 1-million downloads. Pirate News won 2 awards in Hollywood for the music video We Never Went to the Moon.
Why Pirates Buy More Music and Music Labels Fail
Written by Ernesto on April 28, 2009
A handful of studies have shown that those who download music illegally actually buy more through legal channels. But why? Are pirates really this generous or could it be that this is just a side-effect of the failing music industry?
In the past we’ve documented studies that showed how the majority of artists sell more music thanks to piracy and that those who download (more) also buy more. Last week another study was added to this ever growing list, arguing that pirates are 10 times more likely to buy music than those who don’t.
So why do pirates buy more music? The simplest explanation for this finding might be that people who are not interested in music don’t have the need to pirate or buy it. I have to agree that it’s not the the sexiest, most controversial or inspiring answer, but it does tell us something about the core of the piracy ‘problem’.
The real reason is in fact very simple. The true music enthusiasts simply want to consume, sample and discover as much new music as they possibly can, and the most straightforward and convenient way to do this is through file-sharing networks. Music pirates are just regular consumers really, and they love music just as much as anyone else.
Although I personally believe that the ability to sample music through file-sharing has a positive effect on music sales, much of the correlation between piracy and sales is simply caused by a third factor - a passion for music. This is one of the main reasons why most users of music oriented BitTorrent sites love an initiative such as Spotify where they have access to one of the largest music libraries online.
Although piracy can breed consumers, it’s generally happens the other way around. The Internet has freed music and the music labels’ greed and abuse of copyright is the only barrier that stands between the artists and millions of potential fans. Creative business models where consumers have instant access to unprotected and high quality music are the future.
The labels of course fail to see this all too obvious connection and continue to exploit their acquired (copy)rights.They would rather pump yet more millions into overpaid pro-copyright lobbyists and expensive lawyers trying to keep their outdated business model alive - the model where the artist gets 1 to 10% of the total music sales while the labels are filling their pockets. No wonder the passionate music fans flee to BitTorrent.
What we can learn from the studies is that true music fans buy and pirate more music. The labels are fighting against those who generate a large chunk - perhaps even the largest - of their yearly revenue. The labels should understand that piracy is merely a signal that they are on the wrong track.
The Internet makes it possible to offer unlimited access to music cheaply with virtually no production and distribution costs. Unlimited access is exactly what most consumers want. It’s an opportunity not a threat.
They also want to control art, and hence our culture, thus preventing us from finding and disseminating the Good stuff. ~Gr♪m
RIAA’s Hostile Takeover of the Internet
Written by Jens Roland on April 29, 2009
Until recently, the recording industry were committing publicity suicide by routinely issuing legal threats to file sharers. Now, they seem to have changed the routine, going for fewer, but bigger targets. The goal is clear: if you own the Internet, you don’t have to worry about pirates — or anyone else.
Earlier this month, four Pirate Bay visionaries were given harsh fines and jail sentences. Their only crime: creating the largest, free, uncensored, versatile file sharing platform on the Internet. Soon after, Taiwan passed 3-strikes legislation for copyright violations.
The recording industry is no longer targeting pirates - they are actually trying to hijack the very fabric of the Internet.
The apparent strategy:
1. Outlaw file sharing
2. Outlaw personal encryption and anonymization services
3. Set up a global, privately-run Internet surveillance program to spy on everybody all the time without a warrant — run by ISPs and paid for by the taxpayers
4. And finally, get the authority to block anyone from the Internet entirely, without the involvement of police, courts or any verifiable trail of evidence
We can not let this happen.
“It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.” - Bruce Schneier
Sarkozy is trying to implement a 3-strikes & you're orwelled 'law'.
That wouldn't be usurping your God given rights and Common Law with the Fascist Uniform Commercial Code, now would it? ~Gr♪m
The new agency that has been proposed will essentially take away any possibility of a fair trial the user may have had. How is it decided what is illegal activity and where is the line crossed?
Google's Youtube To Ban UK Music Videos
Google-owned video sharing website YouTube on Monday announced that it will block premium music videos to British users after negotiations with the Performing Right Society (PRS), which collects royalties for music composers and labels, failed.
The world’s largest video sharing website notified that the British collection society was demanding it to pay “many, many times” more than the erstwhile licensing agreement that has expired.
The website announced the move by saying that the costs are “simply prohibitive” for the company and the new licensing structure would lead to significant losses for the company with every playback.
The move, which indicates towards surging tensions between the music industry and YouTube, led to removal of several music videos from the website later on Monday. Furthermore, the website also notified that PRS was also not clear about which music tracks are included in the renewed licensing structure.
In his response to YouTube’s move, Steve Porter, chief of PRS said that he was “outraged…..shocked and disappointed” with the decision, and asked the website to reconsider the decision as a “matter of urgency”.
“Google has told us they are taking this step because they wish to pay significantly less than at present to the writers of the music on which their service relies, despite the massive increase in YouTube viewing”, PRS added.
The ban comes a few days after rumours of Google planning to take on MTV with the help of Universal emerged. Whether this is purely coincidental remains to be seen. The Performing Right Society is right to defend the rights of the performers and the copyright holders but it would be great if a free service could be maintained as well.
What's going on with Google Video Uploads?
10 May 2009
We are no longer offering uploads to Google Video. Since this is a big change for our site, we wanted to make sure we answered your questions about it.
Why did Google Video discontinue uploads? Is Google Video shutting down?
No, Google Video will continue to focus our mission on search and search technology. This move will allow Google Video to spend more time on technologies that make the information contained in online video more available and accessible, enabling users to search all kinds of videos across the web.
Does this change only apply to new and future accounts?
No, this change applies to all accounts.
If I currently have an account, can I still upload videos?
You won't be able to upload videos to Google Video, but Google will still offer hosting services. Your Google account will enable you to upload videos to Picasa and YouTube.
Will all of the videos in my Google Video account be deleted?
No. The videos that are already in your account will remain hosted by Google Video. You will still have access to all the existing management tools for them.
Do I need to notify Google Video that I want my videos to stay up?
You do not need to notify us. Your videos will remain on the site.
Can you transfer all of my videos to YouTube or Picasa?
While we encourage you to move your content, we are unable to transfer it for you.
I no longer have a copy of my original video files, can you send them to me?
Since Google Video recompresses uploaded videos, we don’t offer a way to download your originally uploaded file.
We suggest downloading the compressed version of your video from the site to keep as a copy. To do this, please visit your video's page and click the "Download" button in the upper-right corner.
If the "Download" button doesn’t appear, please follow the steps below to enable this option for your video.
Sign into your Google Video account at https://upload.video.google.com
On the Video Status page, click the "Edit Video Info >>" link next to the video you wish to change.
Click on "Advanced Options."
Check the box beside "Allow users to download this video."
When you’re finished editing your video's information, click the "Save Video Information" button at the bottom of the page.
Please note that updating the search index isn't instantaneous, and it may take some time before the changes appear on Google Video.
Does this change apply to Google Video for business, used by companies for private, secure video sharing?
No, it doesn't. Google Video for business is part of Google Apps Premier Edition, and it lets employees share video content with each other, like team updates and recordings of training sessions and guest speakers. Business users can continue to upload and share videos, and the service is actively being developed.