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Challenge #01426-C331: But Why Not?

This shopping list.

You can have four. -- RecklessPrudence

"Aw come on..."

"None of that 'come on', love. This is beyond a bad idea."

"But how can I do my YouTube special Mythbuster Busters?"

Claire glared at Kevin. "You. Don't."

"Aaaaawwwww.... come ooooonnnnnn... I could be internet famous..."

"You could be hospitalised."

"That's the best way to get internet famous."

Claire glared him down. "Find another way. You have other talents that can get you there without hurting yourself. Come up with something creative. You can do that easily."

"How about two treadmills?"


"A treadmill and a bicycle?"

"Use what we have, love. And that's final."

Kevin grumped and peeved in her trail. "I still get the four candles, right?"

Sigh. "Yeah. You can have the four candles."

The way Kevin fist-pumped and whispered, "Yes!" victoriously gave Claire cold shivers.

"And don't set anything on fire."

"Aw, come ooooooonnnnn..."

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YouTube's Ban-Bot and Why it Has to Die

YouTube has a little automated gizmo that scans a submitted work and flags it according to whether or not it contains previously copyrighted material.

It does not evaluate whether the work is Fair Use.

Thus, every time I submit a video these days, I get a nice, automated email saying my submission has been flagged as containing someone else’s stuff and I have to go file a protest to get it unbanzored.

Theoretically, the ban-bot should be flagging outright copyright

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