A blast from the past for the holidays…
Every now and then I get these absurdly childlike emails from the Internet Association (which is yet another Google-dominated lobbying group in Washington). Here’s the latest:
If what gets you up in the morning are patent trolls, you’re probably not going to relate to this next bit very well. But here’s a thought about what “rules” might apply to YouTube since they don’t seem to have any standards and practices except “catch me if you can.”
Monetized jihad recruitment videos with 1.6 million views. And how are they monetized?
This playlist has a variety of jihadi recruiting videos on it, some of them with English subtitles, and all of which have substantial numbers of views.
The Ridley Scott movie “Kingdom of Heaven” is a popular source of imagery (although only a mere 400,000 views):
So the question is, who gets the money from YouTube’s advertising on these videos? Aside from…
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