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Control Issues: YouTube’s new blocking features

By | November 5, 2009

TechCrunch reported this morning that YouTube has added two new video-blocking features to their arsenal for sponsoring partners. The first is a button that allows to easy blocking of duplicate content. By selecting it, partners can automatically block other users from uploading another version of the same content. The second is a geo-blocking tool that […]

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Selling Out on YouTube: vloggers weigh in on brand integration online

By | July 21, 2009

[This post will also appear on the C3 blog] Recently, a string of prominent vloggers on YouTube have been having a conversation about advertising, product promotion, and the notion of ‘selling out’. This was triggered by their experiences with various companies who courted them to help promote their products amongst their viewers and community and […]

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The “free” fracas: a quick round-up

By | July 1, 2009

[image from nicely85, licensed under creative commons] Back in March, I wrote a piece critiquing Anderson’s model of the “Freeconomy,” calling it a fallacy. My critique was not necessarily of the models he was proposing, but the way he was conflating things that had no cost with things that were “free.” I argued that rather […]

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The Value of “Free” Content: Youtube Silences Music Videos in the UK after Licensing Dispute

By | March 9, 2009

[Originally written for the Convergence Culture Consortium blog] Apologies for the strange, late cross-post from C3. With the recent travel schedule, organization has escaped me. This post was originally written early last week, but somehow didn’t end up here. I should be returning to a more steady blogging schedule now that I’m back in Cambridge. […]

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