YouTube WTF?

I like YouTube. Like other Google applications it provides a simple and yet powerful technology for the internet.

This week, while finding the clips to embed amongst my commentary, I found a number where I was told that the YouTube page wasn't available for viewing in my country.


YouTube are censoring the film clips I want to watch?

That's just silly!

And, from a pseudo academic perspective, it undermines my ability to compare the different singles that get released for different regions. I often think this would be a fascinating area to explore notions of hegemony and ethno-musicology.

It makes me wonder if the days of the internet being a lawless and relatively level playing field are well and truly over.