No I'm not arguing against you about copyrights because everything you said were facts. My point here though is why all of the sudden taking this stuff down now and not earlier? I have said this before, I'll say it again: if you don't put something out officially for access (even outside DVD and blu-ray cause let's face it: the medium is dying there), then you opened up a whole new world for bootleggers and independents plus up-loaders on Youtube and people downloading them off of Youtube then putting them on DVD, they get the money (or no money if Youtube) and the major studios get NOTHING out of it. That is a loss to them. Now I'm talking more specifically, cartoons like the Censored 11, Song of the South, Terrytoons, and The Alvin Show.
I do want to talk about changes in copyright laws that should change, but I'm not gonna go there now. And again, texwolf, no disrespect to you whatsoever because again, everything argued are facts and yes that will (hopefully) encourage people to buy Looney Tunes DVDs (with the best quality you can get). I do believe if you are die hard enough, that person will find a way if illegally to access whatever they want. It's never going to end.
Even though copyright laws do exist for a good purpose, people are still not going to follow them. You made a good point regarding bootleggers. Most bootleggers do copy more common media (be it films, T.V. series episodes, or video games) illegally for a quick buck. However, the main point of this discussion is the copying of rare classic cartoons not easily available on home video and/or on television broadcast. People seem to find it easier to bootleg cartoons or upload them on YouTube then to find rare VHS tapes and 35mm films. Also, any unreleased cartoons on easily obtainable DVD sets also creates more unlicensed copies and uploads.
Even thought I do understand the purpose of copyright laws, I sometimes watch copyrighted classic animation on YouTube, just only whatever is hard to obtain on DVD. (Take the '60s Disney educational shorts for example.) However, I'm not going to upload any copyrighted material myself. I also try not to watch anything I can easily obtain on home video or catch on television.
Not a bad idea. I actually imagined that since, they should make another YouTube channel. Not only it should feature classic Looney Tunes, but also Tom & Jerry, and the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons all uncut. And would include non-remastered cartoons and episodes that are not on DVD and/or Blu Ray in high quality (they should included the post-1935/pre-1943 black & white Looney Tunes all left in black & white). Oh and how about a request box for people to request more cartoons they want to see?
Though the classic Looney Tunes are available to watch on the Kids WB website, they are unfortunately time-compressed which ticked me off!
First of all, if I did sound a little mean in my response post to yours, sorry. I know how you feel, but copyright laws are important. If WB does make a YouTube channel dedicated to their library of classic cartoons, they'll probably play very short ads in front of their videos in order to make some money. Also, the YouTube channel may reach an audience outside of the animation community. That could increase interest in more DVD sets.
I remember the Kids' WB website with classic cartoon videos, and if my memory is correct, they were in Flash which made the videos difficult to watch. (I believe Miniclip also had WB and Hanna-Barbera cartoons in Flash.) The now-obsolete in2TV did offer full television show episodes for free in the late 2000s. (That was back when internet speed was a bit slower.) The video website was owned by AOL and Time Warner, and it did include a lot of Looney Tunes cartoons.