In a great new development, which they say is aimed at defeating piracy, ending the spate of "crap quality videos" people are posting on YouTube, and selling more stuff, Monty Python has established its own YouTube channel featuring videos of non-crap quality. Here's what they, or possibly their spokespeople, had to say about it:
For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands.
We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on YouTube.
No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting. We're giving you the real thing – HQ videos delivered straight from our vault.
What's more, we're taking our most viewed clips and uploading brand new HQ versions. And what's even more, we're letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there!
But we want something in return.
None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.
Most popular right off the bat, unsurprisingly, is the encounter between King Arthur and the invincible Black Knight. But in keeping with the legal theme here (not that I couldn't come up with a way to fit that one in), I'm going to post the also-immortal "Argument Clinic":