|From Schmidt & Weston blog|
I've been sitting on this screen capture I got off of YouTube. I can't remember why I was looking up Fergie though.
It bothers me how the internet brings support for a flawed argument. 132 people have never given me thumbs up for my cyber rants.
People can't post movies on Youtube with other people's music because they don't own the copyright to the songs. When you broadcast something, you just gotta have permission.
This is annoying, because I would love to throw in music that is much better than anything I can come up with, but if I have to play by the rules or risk professional shame, shouldn't amateurs who get millions of hits for a video of their cat dancing to Poker Face also be held accountable?
The corporations, evil as I'm sure they are, do own the copyright and thus can spend thousands on a music video... so sadly, this is completely fair, Mr. Gamingfuture2999. Equally sad; YouTube doesn't belong to the masses (which only seems to work in theory, comrade).
I posted a comment pointing out everything I've said here, but nobody gave me a thumbs up.