Miracle Jones writes "Galleycat, The Rumpus, and The New Yorker are reporting on a new campaign by The Fiction Circus to get a "literature" category added to YouTube, since there are already categories for entertainment, politics, blogs, movies, comedy, sports, music, education, and science. From The Fiction Circus:
“You will note that while Google has made serious, extremely well-organized attempts to purchase and control all out-of-print literature and create a massive online digital library, they have not bothered to create a ‘literature’ category for YouTube, revealing once again that they would be terrible shepherds for the human inheritance of written knowledge. Perhaps it can be argued that literature is ‘entertainment.’ But aligning literature with ‘entertainment’ is disingenuous. Literature is never merely ‘entertainment.'"
Is this a good idea? Why doesn't YouTube have categories for arts and literature?"
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