p2pnet view P2P | Advertising:- Copyright has become a major negative feature with the Olympics committee imposing ridiculous restrictions on who can do what in reporting, and commenting on, the games currently being staged in Vancouver, Canada.
Could things get worse, more farcical, with the dictatorial IOC and their acolytes?
They could, and they have.
Now the ever-vigilant IOC has jumped on eight-year-old Jabber J (right).
In their eyes, she’s a copyright criminal.
Well, I mean you can see it all over her face. Right?
She had the gall to clip 10 seconds of a ski run featuring biathlon competitor Megan Tandy, one of her favourites.
And then, and then, she had the temerity to post it online so other people could share her pleasure.
There. I’ve said it.
“As a Canadian I believe we need to be vigilant to the censorship of the IOC and other governing bodies”, says her dad, Rob, in a Reader’s Write, going on >>>
“Our children should learn to recognize these infringements and we as parents sometimes need to show them that this is wrong. ‘O Canada we stand on guard for thee‘.
There is a reason why we as Canadians take this oath as we award our athletes for their excellence and their service to themselves and their country.
Today one of my daughters’ YouTube videos was censored by the IOC. I invite you to check out this over-the-top censorship at the Virtual Whistler blog.
Says the post on Virtual Whistler >>>
Well I had heard about this happening to others and today it has now happened to someone within my circle.
The author is an 8 year old girl (JabberJ) who posted a short 10 second video of one of our fellow Canadian athletes, Megan Tandy.
Megan, if you read this please comment. [Our emphasis.] I encourage everyone to click and check out the video and leave your comments on what you think about it. It was removed from YouTube so I had to post it on my personal server.
Where do you draw the line of censorship? ‘Sheep look up’. This is Canada, but regardless, this over-the-top censorship should not be tolerated at all simply on principle.
By allowing such a simple and innocent act to be ruled upon within a public forum is to accept that we are allowing ourselves to accept big brothers approval in our own social communications and our life experiences.
We live in a new age where we openly share our lives with our ‘friends’ and that this sharing is the choice we make. If that is the way we choose to communicate we should have the right as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.
This simply has to stop. I would expect an apology from the IOC representative who did this to this little girl so that she can understand that censorship of this sort is not acceptable. This is not about just a simple removal of a video, this is about having our children grow up to understand that we have rights and we should not tolerate it when governing bodies take those rights away from us.
And stay tuned.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Virtual Whistler blog – IOC – Internet Over-the-top Cop’s, February 17, 2010
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