Boo hiss. He was the only reason I ever kind of rooted for you, Green Bay.
I have some great news regarding the thread posted yesterday by WolverineHistorian. I emailed the guy who made the claims on my videos and this is what his supervisor had to say to me-
MikeWolverineDevotee,My name is Chris Marshall and I am a Content Manager here at ZEFR (movieclips is a small branch of our company), managing our relationship with T3 Media, the legal owner of premium footage and licensing for Big Ten Basketball and Football. I wanted to follow up with you in regards to your question on copyright claims on your video. T3's corporate policy across the board states that the allowance granted to outlets like yourself to upload Big Ten Basketball and/or Football content to your YouTube channels does not allow for claiming ownership on or monetizing content. T3 alone reserves the right to claim the content they own.I understand its a bit confusing as the ZEFR name shows up as the claimant of the content, but in reality, the claim is made on behalf of T3, the rightful owner of that content. The claims made against your channel do not harm your channel in any way.If you have a question about a specific video, or have any other questions at all, please let me know. I would be happy to answer.
Yes you will be able to continue to post clips. T3 may claim them and monetize, meaning ads will appear, but your clips will not be removed from YouTube. If that ever happens let me know, as clips and highlights should not be blocked or taken down.
So, I'll get to the link really quickly here, so you all have a chance to read it.
This has been rehashed several times now, but I feel that it never really comes to a clear answer, in part because of some extenuating circumstance (the girl only plays kicker, and has a no contact rule for her, opposing players complained, etc). In this case, this 5th grade girl, pretty good sized at over 5 feet and 110lbs, plays defensive end and is evidently pretty darn good at it.
Where does everyone come down on this issue. I think it's stupid to ban her for the following reasons.
1. CYO's have women's locker room facilities available. She can dress and then they can hold pre-game meetings in one of the facility's multi-purpose rooms, no problem.
2. She's playing defensive end. She's not asking for any special treatment. She wants to hit, and be hit.
3. At the 5th grade level, the girls are often BIGGER than the boys. This is not a safety concern right now.
4. There is not enough girl's interest in football to start a girl's only league,
The nature of football as a contact sport is such that if you are small and weak enough to get seriously hurt playing it, you're gonna be too small and weak to actually see the field. Let her play until puberty takes over and she can't compete well enough to keep her spot. That will happen long before there's an injury risk more appreciable than for any other player.
Per Sam Webb Twitter-
Sam Webb @SamWebb77
Lawrence Marshall: "I have decommitted from Ohio State"
Looks as though other schools including Texas, Oregon, and Georgia Tech (do they have the recruiting clout to do this?? edit: Talking about GT here) are instituting a similar policy on recruit visits.
Right from the old man's mouth:
"The thing that we will do is we have allowed the kids to commit and still look around the last couple of years -- we're not doing that anymore," Brown said last week on Signing Day. "If you are committed to us, be committed. If you're going to go look, we're going to go look."