Wednesday, March 15, 2006

GM - Their Effort at UGC...

Even GM, with all their financial and development issues, is launching into UGC. If they get it, it must be going mainstream. I love the idea of a car company doing this because its simple - we all have a very visceral tie to our cars and we should be able to express them. Don't you think?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Will YouTube Get Sued Like Napster?

This was an interesting article that raises copyright questions which are valid, but are also directly in conflict with much of the concept behind UGC. The UGC idea is not about taking video from other sources and repurposing it. Its about the cnsumer actually creating content. What the copyright rules apply to is slightly different...

That being said, i heard that NBC went after YouTube and a number of sites for playing and hosting the Lazy Sunday clip. Here is what I would like to say to the folks at NBC...


You really don't get it. You had free publicity for a show that has officially jumped the shark about 4 years ago, and the only funny material on the show is what is getting passed around the web. If i were you, I'd try to harness that rather than squash it.

Once again - you are complete morons.

Sincerely, me.

Lenovo Film Noir?

Looks like an interesting program. Lenovo wants you to create "Laptop Confidential" in a film noir style andpost it on YouTube... not a bad contest...

Monday, March 13, 2006

Brokeback to the Future

This may not be really newsworthy, but its really damn funny when you watch it.

Somehow i dont think this is what Ang Lee had in mind.