Videos Remove on Rutube now Available Again
Way to go Watchtower. Never heard of this group. I don't think WT has heard of Streisand effect. now everyone knows
Now every one can see the 2019 assembly. why watchtower don't want it on the internet I have no idea. Aren't they supposed to advertise advertise advertise the kingdom!
why watchtower don't want it on the internet I have no idea. Aren't they supposed to advertise advertise
advertise the kingdom!
It is of course a copyright issue, they (rightfully) should have control of their (ahem) intellectual property, and how and where it is distributed.
But you just have to laugh at the sheer irony of it though.
The WTS spends millions of dollars, and millions of JWs will spend hundreds of millions of hours, slogging through the streets handing out hundreds of millions of paper copies of JW convention invitations, knowing full well in advance that literally 999,999 out of every 1,000,000 such paper invitations will be ignored.
Meanwhile, someone is making the entire convention easily available to literally billions of people at no cost and no effort of millions of hours....and the WTS demands they shut it down.
There's got to be a word, if not we should make it up, for a pseudo-religious corporation that prefers its adherents to use the absolute worst conceivable method to accomplish its putative goal.
This bit in particular stuck out at me, and I think it's really perceptive...
"...'while a speaker’s ideas could be dismissed as personal thoughts, the videos are known by attendees to be directly form the organization.'... Further, 'by making these videos publicly available, opportunity is given for open and unbiased discussion and criticism.'..."
Really astute, IMO, and completely correct.
sir82 - "There's got to be a word, if not we should make it up, for a pseudo-religious corporation that prefers its adherents to use the absolute worst conceivable method to accomplish its putative goal."
One of the largest ex-publishing cos on planet earth and proves they're hiding something -- the cult reality is not what is portrayed in their literature trash they endeavor to place and JWs' behavior when on stage -- which is anywhere a possible recruit is. Death dealing rules/regs, shunning - cliques that are horrific. The antithesis of a cultured state of humanity.
Reading something completely different:
i found on the very end of the document: "Reproduction and dissemination of the document - in electronic and/or printed format - is encouraged, provided acknowledgement is made of the role of the United Nations in making it available." But the UN is just a Satan's tool to attack God's Organization any time soon...