How do the IOC have the right to make a takedown request on a video of a protest out side a Chinese Consulate in the US? I mean a little explanation would be great here....
Even Paris doesn't know why
YouTube has pulled a video of a Free Tibet protest after receiving a takedown notice from the International Olympics Committee. The video, of a protest action at the Chinese Consulate in New York, was removed from YouTube and promptly reappeared on Vimeo, BlipTVand dozens of other video sites. At the time of writing it is even …
It was a DMCA request - copyright essentially. I was unable to find the actual takedown notice, or contacts for someone likely to tell me - YouTube use an Irish postal address to receive notices in writing - but...
The video included use of the Olympic rings - the IOC keenly enforces its copyright claim to the rings
see here -
Isnt it amazing - a journo gets arrested and "bravely" reports his plight to us - bit like that d*ckhead in "Die Hard 2" (who gets tazered for his troubles) - I do wish that the media and others would not use the words "Brave" or "Hero(ic)" when describing these people !!! Its a bit like describing somebody who has done nothing but train for the past X years who wins a medal and is described as a "sporting hero" - WTF.....makes my blood boil......
We in the Cult of the Sanctity of the Ringpieces wholeheartedly and warmly embrace the entirely democratic Inturnashnul Ooopslympics Commisariat and their robust defence of their rings
What an arse-clenchingly ridculous reason for suppression of expression
"even the Dalai Lama doesn't want a free Tibet, but instead a more autonomous Tibet. Only radicals and Westerners talk about a free Tibet."
Actually, yes he does. He simply knows that the Chinese politbureau would never allow it, so he's trying to get a compromise for his people, because it's better than nothing.
Only morons and posters for the Chinese government would think otherwise.
You really think the Dalai Lama doesn't want a free Tibet? That given a choice between a free Tibet and an autonomous Tibet he'd chose the latter? It's called diplomacy. China will never enter negotiations with someone who wants a free Tibet, an autonomous Tibet is better than no concessions from the Chinese at all.
Just remember the $50 per month - less living quarters and food charges - sweatshop workers, many under 15 years old, that make most ALL Apple products next time you plug in your iPud, admire your flaky iPhone and try or pray your MacBook boots up.
AppleTards = LibTard Hypocrites.
The people of Tibet, strictly speaking, don't need political independence. But they would like to be free to practice their religion fully, to have ordinary civil liberties, and to have ownership of the land and resources of their historic homeland.
One of the ways to obtain these things would be for Tibet to become a fully sovereign nation, independent of China, and, given the horrors of the Cultural Revolution in the past, which took place under the same Communist institutions as govern China today, that would be the most solid and trustworthy way to obtain these things securely.
So, no matter how much the Dalai Lama may disclaim any desire to break Tibet away from China, as long as he continues to criticize China for how it governs Tibet now, instead of supporting China and dismissing things like the torture of dissidents as mere trivialities, of course he will be suspected of harboring such ambitions.
Witnessing recent events in Georgia, I'm just saddened that Russia and China still exist in their present form - instead of being non-nuclear nations under joint U.S. and British occupation, to be followed by a lengthy period of colonial tutelage.
Don't be a prat webster - do you seriously think Dell/HP/any other major pc manufacturer's factories are any different? You sound like a 4-year-old refusing to eat his greens. No-one cares about your irrational hatred, you're worse than the chinese, and they've been brainwashed by a corrupt totalitarian state. Open your eyes, you fool, and realise that all software (and all hardware) sucks, apple sucks no more than any other, and you sound like a lunatic every time you draw (literary) breath and post another predictable, biased, no-paris-angle rant.
"Witnessing recent events in Georgia, I'm just saddened that Russia and China still exist in their present form - instead of being non-nuclear nations under joint U.S. and British occupation, to be followed by a lengthy period of colonial tutelage."
WOT!? Like Burma & Uganda, for example? That sure showed them!
What about the Welsh? New coin designs are out featuring the Royal Arms (google royal mint new design), which is a heraldic emblem representing the four countries of Great Britain - so thats England, Scotland, Ireland and ... errr .. England again.
Death to the imperialistic English! Free Wales!
>Death to the imperialistic English! Free Wales!
Please DO free the rest of the UK from the sullen/sodden lump of rock known as Wales. Hell, even their prince doesnt live there !!
Bloody whingeing Celts, never stopped moaning since the Romans arrived and made them take baths and stop p*ssing in the streets .
The reason there aint no dragon there is obvious, the rest of the UK see Wales as one of thoses elderly aunt type of characters. You know the one, smells a little odd and says embarassing things to your friends. The one you would rather be elsewhere.
It's more that the Irish are too drunk to draw dragons on flags, the Scots are too tightfisted to change theirs and the English... well, the English just don't care about anywhere outside London.
And for your information, Wales (and the rest of the UK) probably has some of the best street-pissing weather in the world, what with all the rain to wash it away with and all.
Their prince doesn't live there because he doesn't like being away from his mummy. The GM-and-computer-games hating eejit...
You bloody hypocrite hippies. The only reason anyone is still shouting the stupid free tibet mantra is because its fashionable (celebrities do it). I'm South African, do you hear me whining about the concentration camps and the scorched earth policy of the Anglo-Boer war, or the corruption that is still taking place under UK (and other european) companies with the full knowledge of the government who is not willing to investigate it?
The UK, EU and US (therefore also UN) are all just as evil and corrupt if not more than China. It seems tat as long as the terrorists aren't targeting your country you call them freedom fighters. If I called the IRA freedom fighters I'd probably get arrested in the UK...
"A More Autonimous Tibet That Retains Territorial Integrity, Protection And Governance Of China Without Sacrificing It's Unique Traditions And Heritage NOW!"
"Steady Progress And Limited Disobedience While Retaining Well-Formulated Good Manners!"
"Gently Push Over The Forces Of Repression!"
... can we free England instead? Sort of - we'll get the sensible parts of England together with the Welsh, Scots and Irish (if they'll have us) and build a bloody great wall around the M25 and leave the Government/London to themselves and leave the rest of us in peace?
AC as my family is from Kent - London is too damned close to them.