Few weeks ago AIB Knockout rocked the Indian media. Everyone had their opinion – some dubbed it abusive, some thought it was a new genre is comedy.
If you have not seen the video, then check it here :
So called “fundamentalist” were offended by the language, content of it. Naturally, it was banned. So called “liberals” termed it as curbing the freedom of speech.
I saw the video. First of all, it was damn funny. I will not really call it creative, but it was a different kind of humour. It was more like our “ragging” sessions in college. Hell ya – it was so much fun abusing everyone.
However, there is a bitter side to it. Probably it should not be on Youtube.
Consider this : You are travelling in a public transport along with some other friends / colleagues . One of your friend forwards you an adult (read: Madarc**d, Behenc**d etc.) joke on your mobile. Market mein naya aaya hai and you want to share it – with those who are right now with you. How would you share it:
- Forward it to the friends via What’s app / SMS / Email whatever.
- Read it slowly ensuring that fellow passengers don’t hear it
- Read it loudly to ensure that all passengers hear it and enjoy it
I would do (1) or (2). Definitely not (3). My guess is no body in their sane mind would do (3).
That’s the problem with AIB Knock-out video on Youtube. Its public domain. So how do we really share this super hilarious video ? Just like you would share your adult jokes.
Ideally – AIB guys should have posted it on their personal website. On youtube there should be a censored version of it. More like a teaser. And those who are interested to watch the full video should be requested to sign up and give consent (in the form on End user agreement) that they have no right to complain about this video in any manner.
Thus, the video remains private, and legally AIB could have indemnified themselves by taking the consent in the form of EULA before showing the video.