NFL Crackdown on YouTube Begins

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SDRay

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They also deleted a bunch of fan made videos. Lame, just lame. :no:

http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2006/11/08/nfl-crackdown-on-youtube-begins/

The days in which we can relive Dwight Clark's catch, Donovan McNabb's 4th-and-26, and Joe Theismann's leg break are about to come to an abrupt end. The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the NFL has asked YouTube to remove video clips of NFL games from its site. This was confirmed on Monday by the NFL's director of corporate communications, Brian McCarthy.

On the one hand, I understand that any rebroadcast, reproduction or other use of game footage without the expressed written consent of the NFL is strictly prohibited. On the other hand, these YouTube crackdowns annoy me, because it shows once again that all these corporate entities focus so much on the almighty dollar that they fail to understand the value of free publicity. All these clips that show up on YouTube only help fans feel more connected to the game of football, which is the NFL's primary product. Shutting that down doesn't help customer relations one bit. NFL fans who want to enjoy classic clips from their childhood aren't that likely to drop two bones on an iPod-only replay of last week's Falcons-Lions game, no matter how entertaining it might be to see a team built by Matt Millen knock off Ron Mexico.

I want to believe that this is just a prelude for Roger Goodell to strike some sort of online video deal similar to the National Hockey League's deal with Google Video, but the NFL isn't nearly as desperate for eyeballs as the NHL. When the money is flowing, you want to keep that flow going at all costs, even if it means annoying fans in the process. The football business is different enough from the music business that it won't make enough of a dent to matter. Few of those fans will turn away just because they can't watch Joey Porter scream, "They shot me in Denver!", for the 500th time.
 
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Even the clip I put up of MadMike and Trumpet man being shown on KUSI news during mini camp was removed. WTF? Why the hell would they take that down?
 

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Slightly OT:

I have had my episodes of Sienfeld. They been taken off of youtube as well.

:mad: :angry: :mad2: It makes me mad that all the $$$ greedy ass fools want to ruin our entertainment and enjoyment for the dollar.:mad2: :angry: :mad:

Fugg-um.

I am not a happy camper.
 

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Our youtube Raider group had over a hundred vids between us, and they were all whipped out, and several of us were banned due to copyright infringment..

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...s/15947560.htm

The San Jose Mercury News reports that the folks at Internet phenom YouTube.com recently wiped out 3,000 clips of NFL content at the request of the league office.

"[W]e recently asked the site to remove more than 3,000 clips featuring NFL game footage," NFL director of corporate communications Brian McCarthy said. "The site complied.''

We've also received from a reader a copy of a notice that he received from YouTube regarding the posting of NFL copyrighted content. The notice contains the following warning: "Repeat incidents of copyright infringement will result in the deletion of your account and all videos uploaded to that account. In order to avoid future strikes against your account, please delete any videos to which you do not own the rights, and refrain from uploading additional videos that infringe on the copyrights of others."

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act provides the legal rules in this regard, and YouTube is insulated (in theory) against liability for the posting on its site of copyrighted material, if it promptly takes down the content upon the request of the holder of the copyright.

But there's something about that procedure that doesn't sit well with us, frankly. In our 24-hour-news-cycle society, the fact that a clip is available even if for only a day is more than enough time for most interested people to get a look-see.

Look, we're not opposed to having instant (and free) access to NFL highlights. But we also believe that the NFL (and anyone else who holds a copyright on publicly desirable content) should be entitled to have their rights respected without being forced to constantly police whether their rights are being violated. Really, shouldn't the obligation be on the YouTubes of the world to ensure that copyrighted content isn't being posted?

And while it appears that many NFL clips we've seen in the past (such as Ocho Stinko getting jacked up by Brian Russell of the Browns) are long gone, a search for "Tyler Brayton" reveals multiple clips of Brayton's knee knocking the nuts of Jerramy Stevens.

Moving forward, our hope is that the NFL.com web site will include a searchable database of clips that allows fans to pull up short segments with the same ease that YouTube provides. The challenge for the NFL, if it ever would adopt such a service, would be to determine whether to charge for the ability to sift through game footage in this way -- or whether to generate revenue via advertising.
http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm
 

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I can't say that I'm surprised at this. Considering the way the RIAA went after people, some of which never had stolen music, even the slightest whisper of copyright infringement is going to prompt a knee-jerk reaction.

It's all about ownership and the NFL, as much as I hate to admit it, OWNS it all. I've several great charger videos there. I wonder what site will take youtubes place for NFL clips.
 

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When the CBA was renegotiated, one of the grey areas was "future revenue streams not yet identified". All of this stuff will be available for a price to somebody whether it be the advertisers or the end consumer.

The YOUTUBE crack-down sucks assss :tdown:
 

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I can't say that I'm surprised at this. Considering the way the RIAA went after people, some of which never had stolen music, even the slightest whisper of copyright infringement is going to prompt a knee-jerk reaction.

It's all about ownership and the NFL, as much as I hate to admit it, OWNS it all. I've several great charger videos there. I wonder what site will take youtubes place for NFL clips.
Once YouTube was purchased by Google to merge with Google Video, that's when it became really serious about cracking down on posted videos containing copyrighted clips, whether it be video, or music.
 

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Johnny Lightning said:
Johnny I need clarification on this one.

Did you mean that Trumpies post was nice that is above your.:icon_huh: :icon_shrug:

OR

Did you mean it is nice that Youtube is getting rid of vids from their site.:icon_huh: :icon_shrug:

Help me out here. I am confused:icon_huh: :icon_shrug:
 

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turbo_turtle said:
Johnny I need clarification on this one.

Did you mean that Trumpies post was nice that is above your.:icon_huh: :icon_shrug:

OR

Did you mean it is nice that Youtube is getting rid of vids from their site.:icon_huh: :icon_shrug:

Help me out here. I am confused:icon_huh: :icon_shrug:
He dug the videos I posted.

You are thinking too much on his response.

The videos are cool

The shit happening on YOUTUBE sucks ass !!!
 

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Trumpet_Man said:
He dug the videos I posted.

You are thinking too much on his response.

The videos are cool

The shit happening on YOUTUBE sucks ass !!!
:icon_party: I need more Alcohol in my system before I can think clearly.:icon_party:

I am too sober.

Youtube does suck ass!!!!!:yes:
 

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turbo_turtle said:
:icon_party: I need more Alcohol in my system before I can think clearly.:icon_party:

I am too sober.

Youtube does suck ass!!!!!:yes:
I am way ahead of you on the alcohol.

BEER number 9 is coming up and I just got banned from the Bengals Forums = a win tomorrow. :lol: :nana_rasta: :nana_dance:
 

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Trumpet_Man said:
I am way ahead of you on the alcohol.

BEER number 9 is coming up and I just got banned from the Bengals Forums = a win tomorrow. :lol: :nana_rasta: :nana_dance:
Congratulations on the ban.:icon_toast: :icon_banana: :icon_party:

Go Trumpie.:tup: :icon_toast: :lol:

Still Youtube sucks ass!!! Trying to keep it on topic.:icon_mrgreen:
 

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turbo_turtle said:
Congratulations on the ban.:icon_toast: :icon_banana: :icon_party:

Go Trumpie.:tup: :icon_toast: :lol:

Still Youtube sucks ass!!! Trying to keep it on topic.:icon_mrgreen:
It is a honor to get the badge for the forum week end and week out. :icon_banana:

The Bengals forums are weak....way weak..... :tdown: :yes:
 

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thejdog said:
I knew this would happen as soon as that cash cow Google bought them.

Those fucers didn't have a pot to piss in so they had no worries of copywight infringement. Google mints money so i'm sure the lawsuits started the second the ink was dry on the buyout.
my question is this:

What is next?

Is it your Avatar next Jdog. :icon_shrug:Because in some way it can be a money making machine with Eddie the Icon of Iron Maiden.

I am just wondering what the next thing that can be. I am just amazed what can not be seen or shared on the internets mass environments. For just free instead of us paying for it.

It does make me piisssed off.:mad2:
 
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http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/football/nfl/11/14/bc.fbn.congress.nfl.ap/index.html

'We're intrigued, to put it mildly'


NFL Network games get attention from Congress

Posted: Tuesday November 14, 2006 8:54PM; Updated: Tuesday November 14, 2006 8:54PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NFL is about to start airing live regular-season games on its own network, and that has Congress a bit curious.

"We're intrigued, to put it mildly, what the NFL has in mind," Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Specter grilled NFL executive vice president and general counsel Jeffrey Pash during the 90-minute hearing on sports programming. The hearing focused on how live games on the NFL Network could affect cable and satellite rates and whether the games raise any antitrust issues in connection with the Sports Broadcasting Act.

The NFL Network will air eight live games this season, starting Thanksgiving night when the Denver Broncos play the Kansas City Chiefs. Some broadcast companies, including Time Warner, have balked at paying the higher fee the league is charging to carry the network because of the games.

Time Warner chief operating officer Landel Hobbs testified that the NFL Network's rates are "out of whack" when compared to viewership ratings.

Pash responded that the NFL Network has indeed increased its fees, but he cited the popularity of the league's product as justification. He said other NFL Network carriers -- including DirecTV, EchoStar, Comcast and Cox -- have not passed along the price increase to their customers. However, Comcast wants to start offering the network as part of a premium sports-tier package, which has sparked a legal challenge from the NFL.

Pash also noted the NFL is the only major pro sports league that broadcasts all of its games on free, over-the-air television in participants' local markets. The NFL Network games will be aired by local stations in the participating teams' markets, using the same arrangement that exists with ESPN telecasts on Monday nights.............click on link 4 more
 

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Even the clip I put up of MadMike and Trumpet man being shown on KUSI news during mini camp was removed. WTF? Why the hell would they take that down?
Uh, lessee...MadMike, TrumpetMan - hell yeah, get the hook!!:icon_mrgreen: :lol: :yes: :icon_rofl: :icon_banana: :icon_party: