Editorial: Idiocy by some YouTube users

People who’ve been to this site several times might very occasionally notice a video that is marked ’embedding disabled by request’ or ‘video removed by user’. Both these actions are plain stupid.

In the first case it means you can watch the video but you have to click through to YouTube to see it. What’s the point of that? The purpose of putting music videos on video sites is to promote the artists and their work – as a means of selling albums, tickcets and downloads. So if a YouTube music video gets put on another site, it’s free publicity for the artist and copyright owner. So why disable embedding, why cut off your nose to spite your face? Continue reading

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