As a result of a heavy-handed, false and borderline-libelous copyright enforcement action against me by Youtube earlier today I have removed all my videos from that site. I will also no longer be posting any links to videos hosted there. So if you were looking for videos I (and no one else) made at the Canadian Grand Prix this past weekend, they’re no longer on Youtube. YT seems to have become little but an ass-licking service for very rich companies like FOM which then go around claiming copyright on material that isn’t theirs, and the fact that Youtube just accepts this clearly without any verification is sad and pathetic and a sure sign that I shouldn’t trust trust them with anything I make.
Oh, and to Formula One Management — you’re doing a really good job pissing off your base here. And for what, for a one-minute video clip shot by me on my equipment from the seat in the stands which I paid for, taken during 3rd practice on Saturday morning? Are you people fucking retarded? Maybe I should make more effort into ensuring that I stream every practice, qualifier and race just to go the extra mile in ensuring that you people don’t see a fucking cent from me being a fan of the sport. What’s the logic here? Petra needs a new pair of houses? How does making sure I’m pissed off even help?
I’ll make another post when I’ve rehosted the vids with a company that’s better at helping out its users than at licking corporate ass.