IOC/You Tube censor Tibet protest footage
Lynne Miles // 14 August 2008
Following IOC demands, You Tube have pulled a clip showing footage of a Free Tibet protest because …. it contained imagery including the five-rings Olympic logo, and therefore was an infringement of copyright.
So much for the goal of the Olympic movement being:
to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
isn’t it brilliant how they’re upholding that by… well, prioritising the value of their logo over the publicising of legitimate protest against human rights violations? I sort of feel like that doesn’t sit so well with their stated aims.
For a spot on and hilarious commentary on this, see a new YouTube video below… as long as it is allowed to be up.