What’s up with YouTube “This video is not available in your country.”? I thought this was the World Wide Web?
One can’t begin to imagine the amount of scheming by Google/YouTube with The Big Four while the independents will never see a nickel of revenue made on their backs.
Ghastly. I come across this message more and more often; not only is it nasty, it’s futile as well since there are inevitably pirate copies of all the videos available.
This might explain:
notably concerning “usage policies”:
“…The policies can be region-specific, so a content owner can allow a particular piece of material in one country and block the material in another.”
Why? I have no idea. Licensing details? It seems that the onus is on the “content owner”.
Yes the burden is most certainly on the content owner, what I lament at the same time is that some content owners haven’t claimed their content, and that YouTube ought to set a portion of the revenue aside for them. (I know, it’s a different debate, see my prev. post on the subject).