ESPN Clips Vanish From YouTube Due to Rights, Legal Issues

Jack Clark, Bloomberg, Oct 24, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Remember how great YouTube was and how important its free and open access to everything was so important for education, spawning such things as the Khan Academy? Well that's all about to change as Google introduces YouTube Red subscriptions on Oct. 28. More. We're going to see Google almost immediately exert pressure on broadcasters to comply. "YouTube has advised partners that their clips won't be viewable on the public, ad-supported service if they don't participate in the paid commercial-free version." This isn't a big first step - but it's a first step, and it heralds the creation of a two-tier service, and the end of the golden age of YouTube.

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