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a couple of people posted the video from my previous entry in their own journal and even linked to it in obama-related communities that i'm not a member of myself. thank you guys. i do indeed think that it deserves a wider audience.

i was too busy last sunday to watch the obama inaugural celebration. i've been searching for it online, though i must admit not very hard.. then i read somewhere that you could see the concert online at the HBO site, but as expected, that service is not available outside the US.

most of the videos of the concert that people embedded in their journals and blogs no longer work. i can understand that HBO doesn't want parts of their broadcast posted to youtube, but what i'm hearing now is that they also want to take down people's own footage. does anyone know if they have the right to do so? surely, one would be allowed to bring one's camera to a public place, a public event? what also strikes me as rather odd, is that HBO was chosen to air this programme. doesn't this severely limit the number of people able to watch?


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Jan. 22nd, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
HBO asked the various carriers to provide it free of charge, and places like UCLA piggy-backed on that to broadcast it on campus television/cable.

American Idol still beat it for ratings, though. Sheesh.
Jan. 23rd, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
thank you.
Jan. 23rd, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
I downloaded the whole concert earlier today. I could mail you the link if you like. Oh what the hell I'll just go ahead and do that. Good quality video, if not exactly hi-def. And it's about 1.2 GB, I hope that's not a problem.
Jan. 23rd, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
ohwww thanks! downloading it now..
Jan. 24th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
Apparently the Inaugural Committee has said that in these difficult economic times it needed the money. That might be, but I think it's sad that more and more stuff of importance is sold to the highest bidder.
Oh and Tam, I love the video you posted!

Jan. 25th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
This ship, like the Titanic, is going down and all President Obama is going to do, is move your deck chair from one side to the other.
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