I mostly agree, but I don't know if the activist gets any money from youtube (I don't think so, at least). I think it is youtube that monetize the content, which is fair, as they are the cost bearer.
Originally Posted by Luke
Come on, that's the "If you support piracy you support terrorists/pedophiles" argument
Originally Posted by Luke
Youtube monetized videos pay small amounts to POSTER of video
A "monetized" video on Youtube is one where the poster links the Youtube account to some form of financial information, then agrees to allow additional advertising (prerolls or overlays) in addition to Youtube's OWN advertising." It is USER monetization that triggers Youtube interference in downloading (that can be defeated by screen recording), and triggers the issue of hypocrisy if the video in question is an anticapitalist one. Hell, advertisers agree with that last point, and Ustream had to give Occupy DC an ad-free channel for a while because the content (like mine) was not "ad-safe."
Originally Posted by erendorn
I would never link any online account of mine to any form of ID, financial information, or any form of verifiable personal information because of who I am. I close all accounts that attempt to demand that I "add a phone" and throw up barriers to refusal. In addition, it would be hypocrisy for me to sell ads on a video condemning some of the advertisers. If I am looking for videos like my own posted by others, I regard monetized results showing up in search as spam because I prefer not to use them and they pollute the search field of the true activist videos that are NOT monetized.
No adserver will ever be welcome on any server or web page that I operate or administer. My purpose is elsewhere. Compare what I do to a gaming industry fed up with a walled-garden Windows 9 to such an extent that the gaming authors subsidize something like Phoronix for the sole purpose of helping make free software performance competitive so their people can get away from Windoze 9. The gaming execs don't need to make money on the Linux forums or on the research and may spend buckets on hardware. The benefit for them is getting out from under MS control, so they are in better shape later. OK, some people write games, others write political theories for real-world application in "meatspace." Think of Windows as a microcosm of capitalism, and Linux as a microcosm of a direct competitor to capitalism. Free software has proven (as has the majority of human history that was tribal) that economies based on mutual cooperation by those with common interests can function.
Now let's consider a sucessor to the Internet as a larger microcosm of economics: No phone companies, only distributed mesh networks by wifi hooked together by a decendant of amateur radio (the Tunisian Revolution model), and no corporate servers, only local and distributed servers. Bandwidth is controlled by hardware and the physical limits of RF spectrum, local nets needing more can be wired with coax between houses. Each user is allowed to use the same amount of bandwidth they contribute, to control leechers and spammers. Hell, the NSA will help bring this about, by forcing the growth of darknets beyond their control.
Back on subject, it would be great if VP9 et all could get in on the ground floor and squeeze out H265. If nothing else, this would be insurance against the TPP and TTIP trade deals that could extend software patents to many places in Europe and Asia where they are not now recognized. We will always have sanctuary countries that do not sign the deals to host from, but better to take the patented shit out of play entirely while we still can. We got stuck with H264 but its patents will expire, let's NOT let an H265 patent evergreen this like the Nexium patent!