Quote Originally Posted by Luke View Post
What I am complaining about is the internal inconsistancy of those few who put pro-capitalist ads on anti-capitalist videos like the ones I publish. If I were to run ads for oil companies on a video featuring Earth First! storming a tars sands lobbyist's office, that would be like Phoronix running ads for Windows 8 trash talking the free software Phoronix is all about. It's one thing for Youtube/Liveleak/etc to put their own ads on a video site, entirely another for the owner of the videos to sell additional ads that may be in contradiction to the message of the videos. Poster is responsible for own behavior, not host's behavior.

Also, if I am trying to find a noncommercial activist video of an event I missed for redistribution, commercial/monetized/copyrighted videos become SPAM that slow downs my search for freely redistributable content-and no video streaming site I know of offers a filter to exclude them. Broken playback under HTML5 could be used as an improvised filter by turning Flash off, the subject of my original post here. Hell, just not having to bypass Youtube's efforts to block downloading monetized content can save half an hour or more.

Again, Phoronix content is not in outright contradiction to the content of most ads with the exception of any ads for Windows, iOS, etc that might get sent by an adserver. No activist videographer can say the same. In other words, if I run ads on my political videos, that is hypocrisy, if I made a porn video and sold ads on it that would not be, because the porn would not be carrying a message in opposition to that of the advertisers and my politics have never opposed the self-employed portion of the sex industry. Since it is ads on activist video or 3ed party video of activist events I am discussing, NOT Phoronix's own ads, it is not hypocritical to discuss them here, any more than it would be for Phoronix to give a bad review to an Nvidia product with an AMD ad running on the same page.
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.


Quote Originally Posted by Luke View Post
As for "people and corporations," I am VERY opposed to the land being owned by the few, to foreclosures and evictions, to drug patents that kill people. to fracking and tar sands that poison land and water hundreds of miles from the extraction sites, to sacrificing liveable climate an the altar of progress, the works! I am quite opposed to runaway capitalism. If you are for it, you should support software patents, ressurecting SOPA, and all those IP-enforcing trade deals and the WTO.
Come on, that's the "If you support piracy you support terrorists/pedophiles" argument