Sony BMG takes Beyonce's official YouTube channel down for "copyright infringement"
In an act of corporate insanity that reminds me of military behavior as described in Catch 22, Sony BMG removed the videos from Beyonce's official YouTube channel for "copyright infringement." It is her channel, and she is their artist. This is awesome! I mean, talk about caring for your musicians! Way to go, BMG!
This is just one example of the heights of madness that copyright "protection" has ascended to. And now that the super-secret ACTA negotiations appear to be well underway, we are drawing near to a day when ISPs will be held accountable whenever one of their users downloads infringing content.
Please, dear readers, convince me that I'm scare-mongering here. Tell me that ACTA will never happen, and that this is just a slight glitch on Sony's part and not an actual symptom.
As they ask over at motherboard.tv, how long will it be before Sony starts suing ladies who put a ring on it, or before Beyonce sues herself?