I hope there's a good reason why when I try to view this Google video I get the "This video is not playable in your country." message:

Update: The message now says, "We're sorry, but the provider of this video, not Google, has chosen to disable playback in your location."

One of the things that irks me about Google is its total disregard for the concept of ownership. Remember how the "Delete" button was impossible to find in GMail? Now it's come to light that it's actually impossible to delete images you upload to Blogger (I just tried this). And of course, this just doesn't apply to Google's online wares - even their appliance has problems self-destructing data... for such a company driven by "smart" Ph.Ds, they sure have a hard time with the concept of deletion.

Currently listening to: Outkast - ATLiens
Posted by roy on February 18, 2006 at 05:49 PM in Ramblings | 9 Comments

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ben* (guest)

Comment posted on February 25th, 2006 at 05:03 AM
this isa bit off topic, but check this out!

<a href="http://pages.google.com" rel="nofollow">http://pages.google.com</a> , or maybe you already knew =P
Comment posted on February 22nd, 2006 at 03:39 PM
Apparently, this was "big" news with the online sites, and that's why they changed the message cause lots of people were getting mad.
Comment posted on February 22nd, 2006 at 05:18 AM
Supposedly the country settings are chosen by the video's uploader, so it's not Google who's opted to restrict viewing. Supposedly. I'm not sure I buy it.

annonymous (guest)

Comment posted on February 19th, 2006 at 04:25 PM
that did it for me too
Comment posted on February 18th, 2006 at 10:12 PM
You must have some weird IP that fools Google into thinking you're Canadian or something. :P :-D
Comment posted on February 18th, 2006 at 09:39 PM
Don't worry, it is in the interests of the US's war on those who seek to destroy freedom.
Comment posted on February 18th, 2006 at 08:07 PM
That's weird ... I can see it just fine. Google video has a odd censorship system. I've gotten that message before with various Olympic videos I tried to search for.
Comment posted on February 18th, 2006 at 06:08 PM
The US government's power doesn't extend to Winnipeg.

I don't understand why the Navy would want Google to censor this: maybe because it was filmed by Marines and not journalists?
Comment posted on February 18th, 2006 at 05:50 PM
Wow...that's pretty ridiculous.