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Offline Zeether

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NBC Universal is blocking videos of MST3K on Youtube!
« on: July 01, 2010, 06:31:54 PM »
I went to Youtube to search for the seasons 2-5 (Joel era) intro and it turns out the video was blocked by NBC Universal on copyright grounds. This includes samisweirdout's HQ upload of the intro as well. It seems like all episodes from season 2-5 split into parts have the first part blocked as well because of the opening host segments.

What the fuck gives? Why NBC Universal? This really pisses me off. I know we should get the DVDs and all but why block a video of the intro:angry:
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Re: NBC Universal is blocking videos of MST3K on Youtube!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 06:49:56 PM »
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

And I've been bingeing on some MST3k, discovering some fantastic eps, and now THIS!?!  With my own YouTube account getting banned, I totally empathize!


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Re: NBC Universal is blocking videos of MST3K on Youtube!
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 01:37:21 AM »
Two possibilities come to mind - neither of which are good.

Shout! Factory has been sold.

Or Jim Mallon sold his rights....

Meanwhile, there's other video host sites out there..   If not now, give them time.


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Re: NBC Universal is blocking videos of MST3K on Youtube!
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 02:32:09 AM »
Third possibility:  MST3K episodes are on Hulu, which I believe is owned by NBC Universal.
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Re: NBC Universal is blocking videos of MST3K on Youtube!
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 02:34:57 AM »
Bah, I got a shit ton of those off Pirate Bay years ago....

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...the ones that were not available to purchase on DVD, of course.

*nervous laugh*

Ah hell, this is the show that used to end each episode with "Keep trading those tapes" until their lawyers told them to stop.
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Re: NBC Universal is blocking videos of MST3K on Youtube!
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 11:19:11 AM »
Third possibility:  MST3K episodes are on Hulu, which I believe is owned by NBC Universal.

^This.


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Re: NBC Universal is blocking videos of MST3K on Youtube!
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 11:24:42 AM »
Third possibility:  MST3K episodes are on Hulu, which I believe is owned by NBC Universal.

^This.

Have they started that stupid plan to charge monthly if you want to watch anything more than a couple weeks old?

If so, this will blow over soon as they go out of business.