Channel 4 verus Google and YouTube
How often do you see this message on youtube when looking for channel 4 content:
This video contains content from Channel 4, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
Just try this search you see the top results, click one if you’re in the UK and You Tube should show you the copyright message. Now Google owns YouTube, most readers here know that but I have a new following at the moment ( did I tell you I’m going to be on SkyNews lol ) and just want to make that clear, so why the hell does Google YouTube block me when Google.com will quite happily show me the video in their Cache.
So what does Cache mean? This is the content that Google stores on it own servers, normally your content if you have a website, and to stop Google indexing that content you have to use robots.txt file to block Google’s spiders. Alot of newspapers actually block Google from caching their sites so they still have editorial control.
So the big question is why would Google honour a take down request on Youtube but still serve copyrighted content from it’s cache ?