I’m not quite sure what to make of this huge Viacom vs. Google/YouTube lawsuit (if you have no fucking clue what I’m talking about, read a newspaper or check CNN).

For Viacom, I see that in this brave new world of information technology, what happens to the concept of intellectual property? The minute something is broadcast into the airwaves, it can automatically end up on the internet, whether you want it to or not. Do we need people constantly policing online content? But if you put something out there, don’t you WANT people to see it?

For Google/YouTube, their services have opened up a whole new world of being able to share information, experiences and other visual goodies. Film careers are being launched online. But is it fair to post something you don’t have the rights to? But where else will I find that obscure commerical or music video?

Oh brave new world…..

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