Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Warner does deal to open up video library

And in further news, pigs have been spotted flying south for the winter.

(How many mixed metaphors can I fit in one post, I wonder?)

While Universal is suing YouTube for copyright infringement, Warner Brothers' music division have seen the writing on the wall and, instead of trying to keep the tide from coming in, have done a deal with YouTube to let their music videos roam free on the Internet.

The deal will involve Warner Brothers opening up their entire back-catalog of music videos, including those from major artists such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Madonna, which will be posted to YouTube. People will be allowed to download and remix the videos and repost them on YouTube.

The MPAA and RIAA, who have claimed that Internet sharing is causing the sky to fall, have apparently locked themselves in a bunker under Washington and are waiting for the world to end.

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