GUN YouTube bans knife and gun videos v.Nanny State.

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  1. [DWI]

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    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article...gun_videos&in_article_id=314919&in_page_id=34

    Thursday, September 18, 2008

    YouTube has moved to stem growing concern that its website glamourises violence by banning videos featuring weapons.

    The Google-owned video-sharing site has decided to introduce the ban for the UK only amid widespread unease about the increase in knife crime in the country.

    It says that any video which is clearly "showing weapons with the aim of intimidation" will be taken down from the site.

    Not all such videos will be removed immediately, however, as the ban will not be retrospective and any offending footage already on the site will need to be reported again.

    "We recognise that there has been particular concern over videos in the UK that involve showing weapons with the aim of intimidation, and this is one of the areas we are addressing," a YouTube spokesperson said.

    The move has been welcomed by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith as a "real step forward" and she encouraged other sites to take similar action.

    "I would like to see other internet service providers follow suit to reinforce our message that violence will not be tolerated either on the internet or in the real world," she said.

    Today's announcement follows a cross-party report by MPs this summer which warned that the internet had a "dark side" from which users need to be protected against.
     
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    freaking crazy.
     
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    Not good.
     
  4. :Ownedd: England.
     
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    Ah the English. They are utterly convinced that by attempting to legislate a problem away and then quashing every public mention of it when legislation doesn't get rid of the problem, that the problem is somehow solved.
     
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    The bright side about this though is that someone else will come along with another youtube like site with more lax rules and become popular. Then the cycle starts over. :coold:
     
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    Jesus Christ, this is full on censorship.

    I thought the movie V for Vendetta was kinda dumb, but damn if England isn't becoming more and more like the movie everyday.
     
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    One day it will be real. :x:
     
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    England is basically showing what it will be like for us in the future.
     
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    So sad, but true.

    At least I live in Oklahoma. We're a bit resistant to that nanny state nonsense.
     
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    i think they just mean censoring stupid kids pointing guns at the camera and acting all gangster with them... or implying that they intend to use said weapon in a violent nature. cant really say i see anything wrong with that :dunno:
     
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    so, i cant make that type of movie and put it on the internet?

    nothing wrong with editing the 1st amendment, huh. yeah, you're probably right.
     
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    you know, it's a lot of work running numbers. you should look into interning for him.
     
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    re-enact some of those videos in a public setting, let me know how it goes.
     
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    were they taken in a public setting?
     
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    Wow they suck..
     
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    reading > you, this is youtube.co.uk, not .com that is taking them down now.
     
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    What is next? Banning action movies? :rofl:
     

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