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YouTube bans knife and gun videos (Retry #1)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by I'm Thinking..., Sep 18, 2008.

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  1. I'm Thinking...

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    There goes the neighborhood :mad: :cuss:

    (re-posting this due to loss of msg-body the first time)
     
  2. MJRW

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    Doesn't seem like a very big deal to me. If they just do what they said, "ban any video which is clearly 'showing weapons with the aim of intimidation,'" it seems reasonable. I think it largely depends on how they apply that.
     
  3. Heartless_Conservative

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    It also looks like its only for the UK domain, honestly I've pretty much given up on Formerly Great Britain.
     
  4. csmkersh

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    Who defines "weapons with the aim of intimidation?'" the anti-self defense left? YES!
     
  5. Guns and more

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    Meanwhile videos of backyard fighting where people beat the crap out of each other for money are okay.
     
  6. RP88

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    when I saw "UK", I sighed in relief. At least the american/international site still has some sort of idea of what freedom is.
     
  7. MJRW

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    How does a company deciding to include a set of content losing the idea of freedom? Is youtube run by the government and I'm just not aware of it? It seems to me that a company making a decision and executing that decision is exactly in line with "some sort of idea of what freedome is."
     
  8. GEM

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    An editor of a US gun magazine told me that they had to censor cover art for the UK edition a few years ago. I don't know if they still sell US gun mags over there.

    The UK gun magazines used to run editorials denouncing our use of humanoid targets in IPSC or IDPA as barbaric and detrimental to 'sport'. Then all that was wiped out there.
     
  9. NavajoNPaleFace

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    It's their house we rent.

    If they insist we have to play by the landlord's wishes....so be it or we don't use or frequent the site.
     
  10. RP88

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    the freedom to not give a **** about other people's freedoms. Ah yes, what a great freedom to have. That's the problem nowadays, though. Sounds alot like the general anti-gun crowd:

    "hey! I hate guns! I have the freedom to protest about them. So, let's see if we can use our freedoms and take away other people's freedoms because we happen to not like them having those freedoms!"

    sound familiar?
     
  11. kingjoey

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    We're going to be switching all of our videos over to Rifletube.com just to avoid such headaches and whining MMM-types.
     
  12. MJRW

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    No, in fact, I find your analogy to be completely irrelevant. They aren't taking any freedoms from anyone at all. I mean, it might actually be the worst analogy ever. They aren't protesting anything. They aren't asking that anyone give up anything. They aren't stopping the videos from being made. The rights of the private property owner to run his property as he sees fit is valid. So, no, it doesn't sound at all familiar.
     
  13. HGUNHNTR

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    Those videos are usually people acting stupid anyway, good riddance.
     
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    Intimadation?

    I have seen funny, stupid, educational, and boring gun and knife videos -- but intimidating ones? Nope, haven't seen one of those.
     
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    la la la la laaa laa... If I don't see any guns, they will cease to exist!

    Excuse me while I close my eyes and put my fingers in my ears...
     
  16. RP88

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    thats the point apparently. They arent cracking down particularly on violence or anything; they're 'banning' something that they politically/personally do not like by saying that a mere video about them is intimidating in nature.
     
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    Wasn't it the brits who were complaining about the Shoot Em Up poster because a gun was featured prominently on it? Seems like par for the course with those people.
     
  18. FourNineFoxtrot

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    Don't like it much, but it's their site.


    Maybe there's an upside; it'll be good for YouTube's less squeamish competition. That's what free market means; they don't have to sell it, I don't have to buy it from them.
     
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    My pile o' videos seems intact, and it's well known that I have nothing BUT firearms videos on there.

    As I read it, the video style I have (no violence, not intimidating, etc.) is perfectly allowed. I'll continue sharing with folks. :)
     
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    This is the same kind of nonsense at my job. They recently started blocking access to all the gun related sights they can find. I can spend all day on youtube, ebay, DU, the peta forums, payless shoes, autozone, etc., but I can't go to THR, gunbroker, auctionarms, gunsamerica, or midwayusa.

    They try to make it sound like an information security issue. If I try to go to one of these urls I get a message that the site is not secure.

    Sure, it's their network, but to claim THR is not appropriate for work but DU is? Give me a break.
     
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    I vote for even more Youtube censorship. Heavy censorship would open up an opportunity for me and other investors to start a video site with less restrictions.
     
  23. Blackbeard

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    Yes, because banning things certainly doesn't make them attractive or glamorous.......NOT!
     
  24. jakemccoy

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    How about www. BannedFromYoutube.com?

    That would seem like a good idea for a website if Youtube starts acting up, but currently that particular domain has a squatter.
     
  25. DaleA

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    Well, good luck with THAT.
     
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