MTV have taken censorship to new extremes, bleeping out the names of file sharing sites in a Weird Al Yankovic video on their new music video site which launched October 28.
The clip for Weird Al Yankovic’s 2006 viral hit “Don’t Download This Song” starts with the following lyrics
Once in a while maybe you will feel the urge
To break international copyright law
By downloading MP3s from file-sharing sites
Like Morpheus or Grokster or Limewire or KaZaA
But in MTV’s version, every named file sharing site is bleeped. It’s not uncommon for radio to bleep strong swearing, but this is something completely new. Talk about being so beholden to the record companies that you go overboard in the ass-kissing stakes.
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