Friday, March 13, 2009

The video CTV (and maybe the Conservatives too) didn't want you to see

Earlier in the day I, and many other bloggers, posted the latest video offering from GritGirl, called Harper's Friday the 13th. It quickly was pulled offline by YouTube however, with a message the video was removed because of a copyright claim by CTV/Bell Globe Media, as the video used a clip from CTV's coverage of a recent Stephen Harper speech.

One wonders if perhaps Conservative Senator Mike Duffy fired up the 'ol BlackBerry from the Senate floor and fired off a PIN to his old friends at the network.

Anyway, they should have known better than to think they could keep theGritGirl down. She has replaced the CTV clip and is back online with the video that CTV, and I'd bet their friends in the Conservative Party as well, didn't want you to see:

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4 comments:

Heroinhead said...

In your profile picture you really look like a serial killer... though I'm sure your not?

Great blog... that was my real reason for passing through.

Shane.

Scott Tribe said...

Heh.. you Blogger types really need to learn to modify the Youtube video so it fits properly :)

Skinny Dipper said...

Hi Scott. If you have any suggestions, let us know.

Scott Tribe said...

It's very simple Skinny Dipper.

There are 2 sets of width and height dimensions in the PHP code that you use to embed YOutube videos like this. Simply modify both sets of #'s to a smaller width/height to get it to fit properly.