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Dr Yang Video YMAA on youtube

Postby ZYXXYO » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:03 am

I practice Chin na and learn also with the books of Dr Yang and video on youtube.

On youtube there are many video on Chi na and other related martial arts.
Some of these video are some of Dr Ying DVD/VHS (like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxPoxZ8s ... re=related)

I would like to know the opinion of YMAA about the video of dr Yang on youtube ?

It is a good thing because it enable the diffusion of Chin na throughout the world (which is also _what I know_ a goal of YMAA) ?
It is a good thing because it enable (free) advertising of YMAA ?
It's a bad thing because people can watch and record these video
for free instead buying the DVD of dr Yang ?

Thanks for you answer.
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Postby Dvivid » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:58 am

1. Those are illegal. Our DVDs have copy-protection, so anyone copying the DVD is breaking the law. Anyone uploading a clip is also breaking the law, and effectively stealing money from Dr. Yang and YMAA, which is a small, independent company that has worked very hard since 1984 to produce the highest quality materials, at great expense and little profit.

2. I've seen these particular clips, and they're fine. Its good the arts are preserved and proliferated. People who cannot afford to get the DVDs, or who don't have access to them, can see SOME of the techniques. They are low quality, and incomplete. It does help people to learn about YMAA.

3. I have removed many similar clips from the web. If they are higher quality, or reveal the entire program, I have them removed. Unfortunately, our DVDs have now made their way to the torrents, and that is an impossible battle.

We saw these bootlegs coming of course, thats why the 'martial morality' reminder is on the beginning of every DVD we make.
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Postby ZYXXYO » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:55 am

Thanks you for your reply.
I don't know if it is related but the video on the previous link "is not longer available" on youtube.

Anyway this kind of diffusion from Internet will be more and more important, do you think it's possible in the future to have an arrangment with youtube so that they send money to ymaa each time a video of dr Yang is diffused ?

In this case it can be a good deal for ymaa.
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Postby Dave C. » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:07 pm

Dvivid wrote:1. Those are illegal. Our DVDs have copy-protection, so anyone copying the DVD is breaking the law. Anyone uploading a clip is also breaking the law, and effectively stealing money from Dr. Yang and YMAA, which is a small, independent company that has worked very hard since 1984 to produce the highest quality materials, at great expense and little profit.

2. I've seen these particular clips, and they're fine. Its good the arts are preserved and proliferated. People who cannot afford to get the DVDs, or who don't have access to them, can see SOME of the techniques. They are low quality, and incomplete. It does help people to learn about YMAA.

3. I have removed many similar clips from the web. If they are higher quality, or reveal the entire program, I have them removed. Unfortunately, our DVDs have now made their way to the torrents, and that is an impossible battle.

We saw these bootlegs coming of course, thats why the 'martial morality' reminder is on the beginning of every DVD we make.


That's a pretty reasonable response. Much more thought out than others I've seen. Tolerating some of the older stuff being put out in lower quality format may help influence people to buy the whole package.

For example, I once got a hold of a bootleg copy of one teacher's DVD but the quality was terrible. However, the teacher was so good and the material was so interesting that I immediately bought all of his DVDs. So it was a good advertisement for him! Best buy I ever made.
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