LA Times blogger David Sarno has coverage of the implications of some new YouTube rules on posting clips depicting drug use.
I don't have a lot of time at the moment to get into this but I will note that I have used embeds of the Salvia clips myself to make points in posts. And I've linked to a certain animated mashup video of a particular raggae song more than once. So I'm an interested party.
Knee-jerk sez: Waaah, censorship! My life is being affected for no obvious good reason.
return to huntI'm sure I'll reflect on the implications, the rationale (clips encourage drug use?) later but until then, have at it...
More thoughts: For example, if I talk about my addiction to caffeine in the usual dismissive and indeed affectionate, terms am I encouraging drug use? Coffee is legal for all ages (I think? Would starbucks give a 4 yr old an espresso?). For that matter cigarette smoking is legal for adults and we try to purge all depictions from the view of the impressionable youth.
Yet I am not certain that Salvia videos sought on YouTube intentionally have the same role as pervasive, inevitable, normalized, glamourous, etc depictions of cigarette smoking.
More, following up on Abel's comment with respect to the cup. There will be schwag being made. Nothing too fancy. Simple designs like the following. There's a process so things may move slowly.