Google Video “Up Yours”

Google Video BETA

Hello,

We’d like to remind you that in our continued effort to respect the
rights of copyright holders and content providers, Google is only
accepting video uploads from persons who hold all necessary
rights to the uploaded material.

Both U.S. copyright law and the Google Video Terms of Service
prohibit distributing copyrighted works, unless you have the legal
right to do so. If you’re not sure whether you have the right to use
any of the content you submitted to Google Video, including any
music in the video, you can remove your uploaded video to the
product by following these instructions:

(blah blah blah)

Yeah, that’s nice but you still haven’t verified the two test videos that I uploaded two weeks ago. What’s the point of a “video upload” program if the user can’t download/link it?

I was very optimistic of its uses: free Mac tutorials, Quicktime VRs, full quality slides of my talks. Then I would eat crow and admit that maybe “Do No Evil” isn’t an ironic mission statement for you company and you go ahead and shit on me.

And while we are at it, since you are stipulating my liability for the hundreth time, why don’t you just claim ISP status and accept all submissions? It’s not like I have to wait a year when I upload a photo to Flickr.

I hope Yahoo! comes out with something better.

What crapola.

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