Alejandro Suarez Sanchez-Ocana. TIME-sector employer since 1998, CEO of Group Publispain and the network of blogs Entertainment Networks SL, President of Inversora Foley, director and Founding Partner of Yes.fm, adviser and investor in several companies for innovation, new technologies and the Internet.
A few days ago, God announced the launch of its new toy, Knol (awful name by the way), this way Google intends to position itself as a competitor to Wikipedia and now control one step redoubts of the few who still has not bought or controlled in the network.
What will differentiate this new electronic encyclopedia Wikipedia is that the authors Paid? for their shares, as they receive income that will be generated through the AdSense ads that appear on the pages. Hopefully, more profitable and that actual payment when Google announced it would share with the authors of videos on YouTube ad revenue, something that only when it has been possible and with great partners to ridiculous amounts type antenna 3Tv in Spain.
In his blog news in Spanish, Google now says that its mission is "to organize the world's information." I do not know if that's divine mandate, or are an NGO, I simply thought that what we were trying to Knol is simply cut Wikipedia and the wings to continue into what should not: a generator of content, that is, judge and jury (search engine and generator of content). At least Google and openly acknowledges that his intention is to compete with Wikipedia.
Who will pay more this expansion of Google? Basically all of their small partners in the content network Adsense to which no doubt will delay the search for positions, "spider" a few hundred euros a month precious.
It is not wrong to want to make money. It is not wrong to want to win a market. What is wrong and immoral is doing in the name of "organizing the world's information to help you, insignificant people who ought to thank this altruistic work." Sounds like joke. I do not even need Google to save me or fix me life, and I do not think that what they are doing. He reminds me of the allegation Tele5 YouTube where the head of YouTube by having to remove videos that are not theirs portal said it was attacking freedom of the network. (These guys sometimes confuse freedom and business).
But I read on an error 500-magnificent blog of my favorites, I found something very interesting: Knol appears better positioned than any other site that does not have Adsense. Google Seeks to Google. Where is the ethic, "What has happened to the boys of" Dont be Evil "?. Some companies have a buffet, they laugh at us and are backed by a lobby so powerful that it prevents anyone acted against them. ¿Fall in its ranking in the coming months to the detriment of Knol Wikipedia?
Meanwhile, one of the fathers of WWW Tim Berners-Lee, seeks to maintain the neutrality ¿? the network. The threat, he said, is for governments to control us through the website. Perhaps, we must ask ourselves if we already controls Google is not it?. Is the so-called neutrality of the network is not a monopoly of Google Inc?
We could encourage us to think of the big search engine like an eye, a "telepantalla," Big Brother, citing the work of the magnificent Orwell. Now all we have it at home in the mobile phone in the office. In his eagerness to observe nuclear and all information, Big Brother has sent missions to the jungle to the mountains, and so on. The Google Earth Outreach to help non-profits to "tell their stories" and step ... to generate more information and improve its Google Maps. The problem is not just a matter of going through Google. Internet ensures visibility and everyone, absolutely everyone, want to appear on the network. Until there is a ranking of popularity in the net. The associations to "help" Google, they should show and be well positioned. In the market for Internet Is everything OK? Meanwhile, Wikipedia already included the term Knol within its terminology. Knol And for now, thank God, shown only in English .... And for me to continue so for many years!
For me it's obvious that there is a problem, which knows perfectly God on intellectual property and copyright of the videos on YouTube, but I think it is also fair to acknowledge that many entrepreneurs in the sector, many Internet bloggers and many that we have covered Google is in the middle so you can use in our publications and video content that they're not using them, we might not atreviéramos or not we could use, for an obvious reason: we do not have licenses to them and that without the emergence of YouTube would have been lost .
This situation, among Telecinco and YouTube is very similar to the "war" of Viacom and YouTube, with only a small nuance, if that fight is serious and will go until the end. In the case of Spanish television, I can imagine that this is a pataleta by having a presence on YouTube is similar to that Antena3Tv, with its own channel and better conditions. I think that before 12-15 months we will see a channel Telecinco, mega-promoted with YouTube and all this will be forgotten and very very friendly.
But in between all this, there have been some things a little surreal, I would like to stress:
- Director of Alliances YouTube, said Glenn Brown to El Pais claims that as of this Telecinco "infringe on freedom of expression."
I think it's fun and delirious from a person with training and career of Glenn Brown, could say something like that. Telecinco not an attack on freedom of expression, dammit! them what they want is not uséis their content without permission and do not moneticéis without having an agreement with them. Let all who want it if that was our content.
Some American companies, including Google (Do not be Evil) insist that attack, a claim that it belongs to you or try to force them to negotiate, touched IN POCKET IN FINAL is to attack the net, freedom of expression. As an argument rather cumbersome and superficial in that just believing that THEY ARE THE RED.
- More pearls of Brown: "YouTube LLC has not received a notification of the complaint. YouTube is a U.S. company. There is a legal procedure in Spain to make a complaint to a U.S. company. We have no news that the applicants have followed that procedure. "
The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is a 1998 U.S. law that aims to resolve some of the problems of copyright on the network, obviously affects content in the U.S. and American companies. I find it intellectually cutrillo think that all companies must meet the world with American law. If you, buddy, you're removing the contents of a Spanish television channel in Spain run the risk that you sue in Spain or USA, or even at the international level in the International Tribunal in The Hague, without prior notice and ask as unfulfilled American law for example if the demand is made in Spain, come to the DMCA is not an international law, that we-even-your country, dear Glenn Brown, does not legislate the world (although sometimes it seems).
- Also Telecinco, seems to live in another world (and it is one of the few chains that does something moderately interesting on the Internet). Paolo Vasile, its chief executive (but who advises this man?) Said: "pirates have arrived New, who also is being held and are not illegal. Listed and get high profits. "
Only 2 comments. The first profits ... YouTube does not have huge profits by exploiting the contents of Telecinco, this is not true most wanted!. The reality is that kids do not even know of Google or YouTube as monetize properly and if they know, they are not even doing (and could be in strategy on issues like this!).
My second comment is about the pirates. I imagine that the quality of programming for its chain makes himself nor Vasile see it. Personally, you may recall that the pirate is to issue its Monetic and videos on the Internet without authorization or license, but that also is the pirate television station that picks up every day for their zapings and feature YouTube videos regardless of who they are , Without asking permission, believing that the mere mention with a watermark is sufficient, and monetized these programs and advertising space.
Conclusion; will be finished well understood, are more of the same. This is just a pataleta, are condemned to understand each other and such statements and allegations are part of a hilarious negotiation in which we are all astonished spectators.
Iphone comes, (we will see even in the soup.)
(By the way, it was time to come, because in this country if we go to a second speed.)
Forecasts of Telefonica Moviles in place between 800,000 and 1,000,000 of terminals and this should make happy, very happy, the boys of Telefonica Moviles in its battle with Vodafone in the domestic market, the guys from Apple in its battle to impose and distribute its hardware under its draconian conditions, but who is really happy and will not have to do the least in this release are the boys of the SGAE that after being approved for mobile will receive royalties for every phone sold directly to MP3 1 1 euros, while the MP3 and MP4 are loaded with 3.15 euros.
The account of old tells us that only the deployment of Apple / Telefonica Moviles will over the next few months SGAE between 2,800,000 and 3,150,000 Euros.
With those 500 million of the old pesetas, wrongfully collected, you can do many things. We'll see if the intended SGAE 100% of that amount-often-plum candies to give away one of its affiliates, or to recruit new lawyers to press briefcase in hand, trying to close mouths and threaten anyone who raises his voice against them.
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