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Google to sentence YouTube violators to ‘copyright school’

Yet another example of IP-caused censorship/thought control. (H/t Mike Reid) Reminds me of this quote:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. … This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” –C.S. Lewis

Google to sentence YouTube violators to ‘copyright school’

Google says its updated policies are intended to better educate users. | Reuters Photo

Google’s updated policies are intended to better educate users. | Reuters Photo Close
By JENNIFER MARTINEZ | 4/14/11 9:04 AM EDT Updated: 4/14/11 11:58 AM EDT

Google released a set of tougher copyright policies for YouTube online video users on Thursday, requiring violators to watch a copyright tutorial and pass a test before allowing them to continue using the service.

The search giant has faced mounting criticism from lawmakers and the entertainment industry for not doing enough to combat online copyright infringement.

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