YouTube Google cave into political copyrights – by Parveez Syed (c) 21 July 2009
The global giant who brought MySpace, Facebook and YouTube gave in to a poilitically motivated copyright threat of law suit. The pressure panicked Google into imposing blanket ban on YT user spsyed for hightening public aware to Indian women’s rights issue (described here http://www.motionbox.com/video/player/7a9adeb51f1ae6c4f5).
Spsyed uploaded many music videos, citing rights abuses; plights of the women and people displaced by dam project in Gujarat-India, subverted justice, Hindu terrorism, plagarism in Bollywood as well as the murky death of a rapidly rising Bollywood films queen Divya Bharti soon after she converted to Islam, changed her name to Sanah and married a Muslim film maker Sajid Nadiadwala.
The additional information spsyed provided diligently made “dmcl” India extremely unhappy. The blanket ban motivated spsyed to move some of the videos complete with the additional information to other video sharing websites, away from cowardly, spineless, guttless, ball-less and even brainless YouTube Google directors.
Describing the plight of four women in the 2001 Bollywood movie “Lajja,” for example, the banned YouTuber and veteran media-guru spsyed, wrote “this film is about the plight of four Indian women and how they are patronised and controlled” in India. See link here http://www.motionbox.com/video/player/7a9adeb51d1beacbf5 ;
Giving other examples of rampant plagarism in the Bollywood, such as the 2002 film “Dil Hai Tumhaara,” and the 2002 film “Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya” he wrote the two tunes “were copied twice from Pakistani- Punjabi song ‘Boohey Bariyan‘ (meaning doors and windows) by Hadiqa Kiani,” link here http://www.motionbox.com/video/player/7a9adeb51f1fe6c1f5, and here http://www.motionbox.com/video/player/7a9adeb51f11e9c0f5, as well as the 1995 film “Yaraana” that plagarised Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan‘s rendition “Mera Piya Ghar Aaya” link here http://www.motionbox.com/video/player/7a9adeb51c19e2c0f5 and here http://www.motionbox.com/video/player/7a9adeb51c1de0c6f5 ;
In another description about the 2006 film “Fanaa“, for example, the veteran media-guru spsyed wrote “The film was banned by the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) fans in Gujarat-India where Aamir Khan’s posters and effigy were burnt. As a result, almost all film exhibitors said they could not provide security to customers, and so they refused to screen this movie in the Indian state. Indian Supreme Court rejected appeal to provide protection in Gujarat where people felt threatened by Hindu terrorists and the BJP who disliked Aamir Khan’s legitimate humanitarian and legal concerns about the rehabilitation of villagers displaced by Narmada Dam project, and made the fim makers lose over 20 per cent income/revenue in the Indian state”. In an earlier court ruling about massacre of minorities in Gujarat, BPJ fans subverted justice in criminal murder trials. See link here http://www.motionbox.com/videos/7a9addb31a1eeccaf5
In other music video descriptions the veteran media-guru named and praised under-paid and unrecognised Bollywood lyricists, writers and playback singers, always with due copyright credits. He even corrected misleading quotes from the disputed, outdated and unproven claims removed by the “Guiness Book of Records” in 1992 about the alleged achivevements of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar who even marginalised her own younger sister, Asha Bhosle, forcing Asha eat crumbs leftover by Lata. And so on and so on with each of some 400 video clips spsyed uploaded with related diligent and added researched infortainment.
Such additional information also made spsyed YT channel rise rapidly in global YT charts, reaching top 20 by Thursday 16 July 2009 in a few weeks from the April/May 2009 start date. YouTube Google imposed blanket ban on spsyed channel, seemingly for violating fair use copyrights of a relatively unknown “dmcl”. All video clips are licensed with due credits under “fair use” provisions of the copyright laws, and a Creative Commons Attribution- ShareAlike 2.5 License.
Three of the clips were from a relatively unknown India media outfit “dmcl” which is linked to Zee TV which is in turn linked to Indian intelligence agency RAW. Those three dmcl video clips, along with some 400 similar items, were removed rapidly by YT Google within 24 hours. However, the 400 clips are still available from hundreds of other YT Google links, but without the additional information. So, it proves that the blanket ban on spsyed was politically motivated with copyright pretext or cover
The veteran media-guru spsyed who is also an investigative journalist tracked down Indian owned “dmcl” that is linked to Zee TV network, hiding behind YouTube Google blanket censorships and bans. The former YT customer spsyed discovered human rights violations, social, cultural, religious and economic problems exist in India at a much gigantic proportion but the Indian media and journalists are ordered to suppress, stifle and strangle the democratic debates over the issues on every media outlet in India and abroad.
He discovered that almost all governments have given a free hand to their respective intelligence agencies to fund, manipulate, direct broadcasting and publishing media groups to gain the required results, strangle freedom of speech, stifle competition, malign, demonise, exclude, marginalise alternative democratic views, promote propaganda, misinformation, foreign policy objectives, promote Hindu mythology, and build India’s hegemonic image. The covert Indian intelligence hands fund and direct them.
Since 1970s, the Indian intelligence agency “Research and Analysis Wing” (RAW) has increasingly taken the issue more seriously than its contemporary counterparts in the region and even around the world. Some of the funny money (US $25m) also came from the Swedish Bofor gun-run deals. Some of the RAW media assets were funded by top RAW agents including Vasant Parekh, Indian misinformation ministers Parmod Mahajan and Sushma Swaraj who enforced sweeping draconian powers under the lethal 1980 Indian National Security Act combined with the 1990 Indian broadcasting laws such as “Prasar Bharati Act,” Chapter IV, 23; “Power of Central Government to give Directions” if they did not comply with the RAW orders. RAW uses and abuses imaginitive, inventive and creative pretexts to penalise channels not receptive of its directives.
RAW is spending over US $500m every year on their media assets at home and abroad, and their Zee TV dmcl linked pet is not included in this budget. That is the kind of money British and American governments invest on their media assets. RAW continues to use the Indian government money, resources and assets to create a solid grip on Indian and non-Indian media groups and their workforce. RAW trains and enables young Indians to penetrate into different broadcasting and publishing media groups, including the BBC (India Hour), CNN, Google, YT, Microsoft, even China Daily, and the Beijing Review, to promote “good” Indian images, perceptions and perspective as ordered and planted by the RAW. It induces Non-Indian journalists, reporters, columnists and brainwashed “analysts” with all paid lavish functions, seminars and even holidays in India and the UAE. RAW funds popular “talent” shows complete with advertisement support on Indian TV channels beamed around the world. In addition to funding and patronising over to 100 newspapers in Indian and abroad, RAW assets work for Zee TV, SONY Entertainment Television (SET), Asian News International (ANI), 9x News, Aajtak, NDTV 24×7, Times now, TV9, Time TV, Essel Group, Sunrise Radio and Sunrise TV, just to name a few. RAW’s media assets would deny their links with RAW. However, their news content frequently give away any semblance of neutrality that Indian channels portray, exposing their real faces and the Indian government’s propaganda campaigns. They continue to narrate RAW orchestrated scripts like parrots in a predictable frenzy copied from Fox, Sky and even the BBC.
RAW also established South Asian Free Media association (SAFMA) who manage to generate funds for the highly lavish functions and seminars under its banners.
Without such diligent facts and infortainment, according to spsyed: “most YT users, for exmple, feel they are using a computer with nothing better to do“. “There is a growing sense among YT, Facebook and MySpace users that the amount of time a person spends on the Google-owned websites may be inversely proportional to how much is going on in the person’s life, on or offline. Perhaps unfairly, you may get the impression that only bored, dull or brainless people love video clips on the sites with nothing new or more to say about the clips. The sites long-term survival is up to the people who use it creatively. The quality of the added facts with the clip content that people share would most likely to contribute to the longevity of the such global social networking sites far more than the sheer number of people who connect with each other to share the clips,” spsyed explained. This story is still developing. Has anyone probed the link between Zee TV, RAW, YouTube Google and “dmcl”? As a banned YouTube customer, I am also investigating the alleged links. The report will be published here. It would be rejected by the spineless, guttless, and ball-less RAW assets, including the BBC and even C4UK. E&OE.