Another excellent write-up by Cory.Ã‚Â This one questions Google’s serving up video in a way more favorable to Hollywood instead of Google users.Ã‚Â I haven’t finished reading this one, but I will when I get a little quiet time to focus on it.
With the introduction of its new copy-restriction video service, Google has diverged from its corporate ethos. For the first time in the company’s history, it has released a product that is designed to fill the needs of someone other than Google’s users.
Google Video is a new video-search and video-sales tool, through which users can download videos that have been uploaded by their creators or by others who have the rights to them, either because the videos are in the public domain, or because they are used in a way that satisfies the “fair use” defense in US copyright law.
[tags]Google video, Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing[/tags]