March 18 2009
While Feargal Sharkey stands up for the rights of UK artists - and users - wanting to sample music videos online, things are getting more dire for everyone. Frequent YouTubers may have noticed a slowly spreading feature of the service - no sound - as YouTube disables the audio for copyrighted materials. In case you can't read the miniscule text in the image, the message reads: "Notice: This video contains audio that has not been authorised by all copyright holders, The audio has been disabled." Hmph.