[Freebase-discuss] [BULK] Re: YouTube Topics
Paul A. Houle
paul at ontology2.com
Sat May 5 02:11:57 UTC 2012
On 5/3/2012 7:36 PM, Shawn Simister wrote:
> Unfortunately, we don't have any immediate plans to map Youtube videos
> to topics in Freebase. I think that this would be a really cool
> service that someone could build on top of Freebase. Kind of like what
> Paul did with Ookaboo <http://ookaboo.com/> except for
> videos. Perhaps it could even be integrated with something like the
> Seevl <http://seevl.net/> browser extension.
It would certainly be nice to see Seevl tackle some subject areas
rather than music.
Browser extensions are an interesting area: it's an obvious idea
that you could have a semantic browser extension that lets you put good
semantic tags (i.e. mids) on web pages, photos, videos, etc. Imagine
the Web 3.0 version of del.icio.us.
I'd be concerned though, that a good index of YouTube videos would
be a weapon of mass destruction as connecting to "Creative Works" will
turn up many renditions of those works that have questionable copyright
status. It's all good clean fun under the DMCA, but somebody could
make a cool jukebox that breaks all the RIAA rules. I'd be worried
about the liability.
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