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“Education Through Litigation.” and maybe censorship too.

A RIAA VP lectured students at ASU and was visited by protesters. The entire thing is captured on film here however the 5th video containing the protesters has been removed by YouTube. The link to the YouTube video officially states “This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.” but doesn’t specifiy what terms of use were violated.
The other videos can be seen here. It is a good idea to upload to parties other then YouTube these days if the material could be removed by risk adverse censors. The cost is the same to the uploader so I’m not sure why only YouTube was used. The Daily Motion and are fine alternatives among others. I’ve emailed a few people including geekMethod to ask about the missing 5th video.
As a final note the RIAA VP continues blaming P2P for lost revenue even though evidence to the contrary has been published such as a paper from two economists. In their paper, “The Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales An Empirical Analysis” Oberholzer and Strumpf found that “downloads have an effect on sales which is statistically indistinguishable from zero, despite rather precise estimates.”

UPDATE: I had a quick email exchange with Geek Method and they think the video was taken down due to the length of the video (over 10 mins). They are in the process of fixing it now.

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