Tuesday, September 15, 2009

YouTube Frustrations

I don't know about you guys, but seeing this annoys the heck out of me. I'm talking about embedding a YouTube video onto someone's wall on facebook/other social network site or onto your own personal page.

The thing I don't get is why channels like Universal Music Group disable embedding. Why would you restrict where your artists' videos can be seen at? Half the time when I see that screen above I don't make the effort to go to YouTube and watch it.

I'm sure there must be a good reason, but for right now I just don't understand. If anyone out there knows why they do this, please let me know.

1 comment:

cjrecord said...

I imagine it's due to maintaining their role as copyright holder, restricting where the allow something to be displayed. Universal's always been a little strict about that sort of thing. The other reason to restrict where it's seen is to restrict how it's used. If I use one of their songs as background on a page promoting copyright infringement...